Posts under Brownfields Category
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)’s “Dirt” blog, which has the tagline “Connecting the built & natural environments,” posted this article about the Redfields to Greenfields project earlier this year in June. Build Up Detroit program manager Sandra Yu presented Detroit’s case study with John Saad from the city planning department and Charles Cross from the University of Detroit-Mercy more »
Update on Dec. 13, 2011: The MEGA Board unanimously approved the tax credits for the Detroit incinerator, with the small caveat that the company must first resolve its odor violations. How does DWEJ feel about this decision? We want to see our elected officials demonstrate consistent leadership for creating a healthy, sustainable Detroit. Unfortunately, that did not happen last month more »
by Sandra Yu So Sept 2, I was at the brownfields public hearing. I will try to remember correctly here what was shared. NEW WHOLE FOODS STORE IN MIDTOWN Location: John R & Mack, behind Ellington Lofts, where Starbucks, Kinko’s, etc. are. Currently a closed Chase Bank and active Chase ATM. Site owner is working with Chase to find alternate more »
by Sandra Yu Wow. Many of you may know that lead poisoning is a big, big issue in Detroit. Lead is present in older homes (built before the 1972 ban on lead paint) and in soil (back from when gasoline was leaded, from historic lead smelters, demolished houses and other sources). Exposure to lead can impair neurological development in small more »
There are so many things I like about this picture. Revival of a key historic building (with the help of state historic tax credits) downtown, and a couple of our sweetest trainees (Curtis Harper, Jr. and Curtis Harper, Sr.) employed on the project.
by Sandra Yu The publich hearing is at 9:40am on Thursday, April 28. But you can take action before then by calling or emailing councilmembers. Action Alert: Deadline Apr 27: spread far and wide and generate emails/calls Please let Zero Waste Detroit [email@example.com] know of your call/email Contact Council Planning & Economic Development Committee: Jenkins: 313-224-4248; firstname.lastname@example.org Cockrel: 313-224-4505; CockrelK@kcockrel.ci.detroit.mi.us more »
Incinerator Hearing: Thursday, 4/28/11 10am CAYMC From the City Council Green Task Force: Public Hearing for Detroit Renewable Power and Detroit Thermal Brownfield Tax Credit April 28th, 2011 9:40am – time change** Committee of the Whole 13th floor Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave. This is a public hearing to discuss the proposed $325K Brownfield MBT credit for more »
by Sandra Yu I went to the Green Task Force Meeting this afternoon. Unfortunately I arrived late and missed the Water Subcommittee report out, but got clarification on some really important issues about the Incinerator and Urban Ag policy. The battle over the Detroit incinerator – some say the world’s largest municipal solid waste incinerator – has been going on more »
Click here to see DWEJ’s live coverage of the brownfields public hearing for the Detroit Incinerator from March 17, 2011.