Toxic Lot in the Heart of Southwest Detroit is about to get a Makeover

A seven acre lot at the corner of West Vernor and Livernois will be visited by eight national land use experts from the Urban Land Institute this week. The group will explore possible strategies for the redevelopment of the former Detroit Public Works site. The swath of land is a prime piece of underutilized real estate in the heart of Southwest Detroit. Spearheading the initiative is Kathy Wendler…President of the Southwest Detroit Business Association. She says the redevelopment effort is significant because of where the lot located.

“It’s critical because it’s in the center of a 120 thousand person population, it’s in an important neighborhood in the city of Detroit. it’s had a growing population for the last twenty years.”

Wendler says possible outcomes for the land include a commercial site or a plaza for the community.

I’m Martina Guzman WDET News