The Villages Neighborhoods Strategy
Client: The Villages Community Development Corporation Location: Detroit, MI
The Villages Neighborhood Strategy serves as a guiding framework for The Villages Community Development Corporation (CDC) to implement physical and economic development strategies for sustainable development for the six Villages neighborhoods including Berry Subdivision, East Village, Gold Coast, Indian Village, Islandview, and West Village. The resulting vision is for The Villages to be a cohesive yet distinct collection of neighborhoods that provides a diversity of housing options, neighborhood-serving amenities, and locally-owned businesses connected within a walkable environment. Specific strategies to achieve this vision include developing complete neighborhoods, improving options for transit and mobility, fostering equitable economic development, and building neighborhood identity, organization, and connectedness. The Villages Neighborhoods Strategy was developed in collaboration with local stakeholders.