City Form Detroit

Urban Design | Strategy | Implementation

Community Engagement  City Form Detroit brings ten years of experience working with diverse communities to help community members and stakeholders develop their vision for the places they live, work, and play.

Market Data and Research  City Form Detroit’s data intensive approach uses demographic and market analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), and mapping to inform intelligent design and decision-making processes.

Neighborhood Planning  City Form Detroit has worked in diverse neighborhoods across the 139 square miles of the City of Detroit. We believe that with smart planning, community participation, and an implementation-oriented strategy, every neighborhood has the opportunity to be a complete neighborhood.

Development Planning  City Form Detroit provides clients with the tools to deliver high quality development proposals including presentation graphics, renderings, program development, zoning/site analysis, and financial pro-forma development. Our work ranges from single site development to urban district planning.

Pedestrian, Bike, and Transit Infrastructure Planning  City Form Detroit believes that how we move through a district or neighborhood is critical to the placemaking experience. We incorporate innovative pedestrian, bike, and transit planning best practices to catalyze vibrant walkable districts and neighborhoods.

Parking Strategy  City Form Detroit utilizes parking supply and demand analysis to inform creative parking solutions in support of walkable districts and neighborhoods.

Zoning Code Review/Advocacy  City Form Detroit brings to each project an extensive knowledge and experience with city zoning. We worked with the City of Detroit to assist with the writing of the mixed use zoning district (SD1/SD2) and the on-premises business sign ordinance as well as wrote the zoning strategy for Detroit Future City.

Construction Coordination/Owner’s Rep  City Form Detroit has assisted clients with construction coordination on over $50 million worth of projects including public parks, streetscape improvements, and commercial real estate development.

Grant Writing/Fundraising  City Form Detroit has written and reported on grants totaling over $4 million dollars. We have worked with major local and national foundations including the Kresge Foundation, Hudson-Webber Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Knight Foundation, Surdna Foundation, and Ford Foundation.


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