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A Local Response to the Detroit River International Crossing

Abstract

The proposed Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) has the potential to inflict a disproportionate burden on the southwest Detroit neighborhood of Delray. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and its consultant The Corradino Group have, so far, maintained a fair and transparent planning process in regard to the proposed river crossing. Nonetheless, this plan recommends that the Delray Community Council attempt to create a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), a contract between MDOT and a coalition of neighborhood stakeholders that defines how residents of Delray and Southwest Detroit can be compensated for their loss of community and quality of life. The plan provides the DCC with information about CBAs and recommendations for how they should proceed and what benefits they might expect to receive from a CBA.

Faculty

Larsen, Dueweke

Students

Brieschke, Chang, Forrest, Herron, Johnson, Mark, Orloff, Shultz, Winston

Details

  • Community Partner: Delray Community Council
  • Location: Detroit
  • Pages: 130
  • Year: 2007
  • Topic: Transportation, Economic Development, Environment + Land Use

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