Mt. Elliott Employment District Project
On April 23rd, 2014, thirteen (13) UM Urban Planning students from the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning presented their project, Forging a Future: Recommendations for Strengthening Detroit’s Mt. Elliott Employment District to an interested audience at the headquarters of Detroit Chassis. UM was contacted by officials from the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) to “develop recommendations for improving the economy and increasing jobs within this specific geographical area”. The Mt. Elliott Employment district was one of seven (7) “employment districts” defined in the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework Plan completed in 2012.
In attendance that day was Michael Rein, Associate Director of State Outreach along with representatives from the DEGC, Detroit Land Bank Authority, Michigan State University, Detroit Chassis, Focus: HOPE, with other community agencies and stake holders from the immediate area. The students were advised by UM’s Dr. June Manning and Eric Dueweke during the course of their work on the Mt. Elliott project. View Project PDF (40.66MB)