Transit Center Design Charrette
10TH Annual U-M Design Charrette

Public Reception and Presentation

Monday, January 21, 2008
4:30–5:30 p.m.: Preview reception
5:30–7:30 p.m.: Presentations
Troy Community Center
3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083
(248) 524-3484

The presentations will be held on the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. This is a fitting connection because an improved regional transit system and associated development could help reduce economic, social, and racial polarization, all of which drain the region's stature and economy, and help make Dr. King's vision a reality in metro Detroit.

About this Year's Charrette

The proposed Troy/Birmingham Transit Center district near Maple and Coolidge is located midway between downtown Birmingham and the financial and shopping hub of Troy's Big Beaver corridor. The project is a transit-oriented development (TOD) which concentrates multiple uses near rail and bus transit with local and regional connections.

Four teams of visiting and local design professionals, U-M faculty and student urban designers, architects, urban planners and landscape architects will present their designs and visions for the proposed project.

You are invited to a reception and presentation of the results from this intensive four-day design charrette.

Directions to location

Troy Community Center room map


  • DTE Energy
  • Troy Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Troy
  • City of Birmingham
  • The Pavilions of Troy
  • Celebration Centers of America

The Transit Center Briefing Book

This briefing book contains market analysis, land use, transportation, and economic/fiscal feasibility studies and three comprehensive, market-based scenarios to support development of transportation strategic plan.


  • Christopher B. Leinberger
  • Larissa Larsen

Student Team

  • Eric Beckett
  • Ross Davidson
  • Michelle Elder
  • James McMurray