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The City of Detroit’s Master Plan of Policies is a roadmap for Detroit’s future. It looks at where we are now, what we hope to be in the future, and what policies and actions are needed to achieve that shared future vision.
The Master Plan of Policies document has not been comprehensively updated since 2009. As any Detroiter will tell you, the City looks very different than it did in 2009 and faces very different challenges than it did then. With this in mind, the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department launched the Plan Detroit master plan update process in February 2024. The project is anticipated to conclude in late 2025.
How Does The Plan Impact Me?
For residents, it gives voice to your hopes and concerns for Detroit’s future and prioritizes the actions you would like the City to take to address them.
For community organizations, agencies, and institutions, it identifies mutually supportive goals for the City and your organization to work towards.
For businesses and developers, it articulates where and how the City will support economic growth. For City departments, it aligns strategic decision-making about when, where, and how investments, capital improvements, and department initiatives will be implemented with the Plan’s vision.
For City departments, it aligns strategic decision-making about when, where, and how investments, capital improvements, and department initiatives will be implemented with the Plan’s vision.

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Our Process

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Calendar

Community involvement is pivotal to the success of the Master Plan. We hope to see you at our events!
July
20
Freedom Arts Festival: Culture & Arts
WHERE:
Clark Park, 1161 Clark Ave, Detroit, MI 48209

START TIME:
1:00 pm
July
23
District 3 DON July Community Meeting
WHERE:
Heilman Rec Center, 19601 Crusade St, Detroit, MI 48205

START TIME:
5:30 pm
July
25
Rec Center Office Hours: Adams Butzel
WHERE:
10500 Lyndon St, Detroit, MI 48238

START TIME:
11:00 am
July
28
Jazz in the Park: Russell Woods Park
WHERE:
Russell Woods Park, 12655 Broadstreet Ave Detroit, MI 48238

START TIME:
6:00 pm
July
30
Senior Friendship Day
WHERE:
Aretha Franklin Amphitheater, 2600 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207

START TIME:
9:30 am
July
30
Rec Center Office Hours: AB Ford
WHERE:
100 Lenox St, Detroit, MI 48215

START TIME:
12:00 pm
August
3
Freedom Arts Festival: Arise Detroit Neighborhood Day
WHERE:
O'Hair Park, 19400 Pembroke Ave, Detroit, MI 48219

START TIME:
2:00 pm
August
7
Tennis and Eastern Market Produce Giveaway: Rouge Park
WHERE:
Rouge Park, 21415 Plymouth, Detroit, MI 48228

START TIME:
3:00 pm
August
9
Rec Center Office Hours: Farwell
WHERE:
2711 Outer Dr E, Detroit, MI 48234

START TIME:
12:00 pm
August
10
Cody Rouge Family Fun Day
WHERE:
Stein Park, 18501 W Chicago, Detroit, MI 48228

START TIME:
11:00 am
August
10
Freedom Arts Festival: Musical Diversity of the Middle East
WHERE:
Palmer Park, 910 Merrill Plaisance St, Detroit, MI 48203

START TIME:
2:00 pm
August
11
Class Act Detroit Block Party
WHERE:
St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 6108 28th St, Detroit, MI

START TIME:
12:00 pm
August
16
Adams Butzel Summer Closing Party
WHERE:
10500 Lyndon St, Detroit, MI 48238

START TIME:
10:00 am

Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of common questions we've heard at our engagements with city staff responses.

3/21/24 DON Meeting Recording

Recorded DON meeting with an introduction to the Detroit Master Plan Update and the Plan Detroit process.

Master Plan Kick-Off Presentation

Identifing opportunities, challenges, and proposing city-wide goals to achieve a shared vision for the future!

Existing Master Plan of Policies

Master Plan of Policies as last updated in 2009.

Master Plan Advisory Group

The Master Plan Advisory Group is a volunteer role served by several community members who applied and were appointed. These community members will advise the planning team on the master planning process.  
Alexis Rafael Escoto            
Arts and cultural advocate, community organizer and oral historian.

Asia K Williams          
Born and raised on Detroit's East side. Attended University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor and Master of Architecture, thesis focused on community development and youth engagement in architecture.

Brandon Gleaton      
No bio provided

Brodrick Wilks          
No bio provided

Caitlin Murphy          
Caitlin Murphy is the Executive Director of the Live6 Alliance and a District 2 resident.

Candus Rucker          
No bio provided

Chandler Vaughan  

Chandler is passionate about economic development, community engagement, and placemaking with a strong focus on economic upward mobility. In her former roles as an Interim Downtown Manager and project manager for a rural community's economic development department, Chandler has strengthened the connectedness of business and neighborhoods through strategic community engagement, revitalizing downtown areas, and supporting small business growth. Currently, Chandler serves on the leadership team of a Detroit-based nonprofit, Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC), working to transform the global fashion industry through storytelling that attracts quality jobs, equips the US workforce, and promotes sustainable manufacturing industry. In her free time, Chandler loves exploring Detroit's art and food scene, serving at her church, and building business ventures.

Corey Stone    
Passionate advocate for sustainable urban development, creating vibrant, eco-friendly spaces for future generations. Let's build a better city.

D. Garcia Bey  
DeAngelus Garcia Bey is an interdisciplinary artist and creative communications professional with a passion for uplifting the intersection of art and public service.

DeAmo Murphy          
Nobio provided

Donna Givens Davidson      
Donna Givens Davidson has led community change initiatives since 1987. Now serving asPresident and CEO of Eastside Community Network, she is committed to equity andjustice for all Detroiters.

Dorothy E Bennick    
Lives in Corktown (historical) 30 years. President East End Corktown Block Club, Corktown Neighborhood Association member, Detroit Ambassador Committee representative for District 6

Elias Fischer  
Elias Fischer is a transit planner, bus rider, and urbanist in Detroit's West Village.

Eric Dueweke
President, Morningside Community Organization (D4). Board member, U-SNAP-BAC and CDAD(Community Development Advocates of Detroit). Retired Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

Gail Tubbs      
In retirement, I choose to serve and ascribe to this quote, "Great leaders don't set out to be a leader. They set out to make the difference. It is never about the role - always about the goal." (Lisa Haisha)

Gregory J Mangan      
Work as the Real Estate Advocate at the Southwest Detroit Business Association and working on affordable housing and mixed-use redevelopment.

Izegbe N'Namdi          
No bio provided

Jason Jones  
No bio provided
Jason Lindy    
I am a neighbor of 10 years in the North End and one of the founders of Building Cooperatively.

Justin Boy      
Midtown resident and Wayne State undergrad.

Kaci Pellar      
Kaci Pellar (she/they) is the Policy Manager at Detroit Disability Power and advocates for a more accessible City of Detroit.

Kwaku Osei-Bonsu  
Placemaker, food-entrepreneur and milliner working from Detroit's eastside.

Leonora Winston        
Lifelong Detroiter, reside in the Virgina Park area, District 5. Churchill Block Club President. Want to see Detroit continue to rise as we are the Renaissance City.

Madhavi Reddy          
No bio provided

Palencia Mobley        
No Bio Provided.

Raquel Castaneda-Lopez      
Raquel is a cat lover, DIYer, sun-riser, the founder and CEO of the Restorative Democracy Project, serving women of color in public office and their allies.

Rhonda Sanders-Adams    
Educator, advocate for change.

Robert Lawson            
Native Detroit, CFO Advisory Consultant, former Architecture student, and father.

Rogelio Landin          
Lifelong Detroiter dedicated to enhancing quality of life through self-determination, realized with education, employment, and economic development,

Ronald Williford        
Born and raised in Detroit. Employed with Williams International and full-time student at Wayne State University majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Shari Corey Williams              
S
hari is a native Detroiter representing the Bagley community. Shari is passionate about seeing a Detroit that is thriving.

Shawndell Lynn Peregood    
No bio provided

Sufian Nabhan          
No bio provided

Sylvia Greene            
I am a lifelong Detroiter (73years), former now retired teacher and administrator at Detroit Public Schools. Mother of 3, India, Joi, Kniffy. Grandmother of 6 living, 1 deceased.

Taegan Humphries    
Born and raised in the City of Detroit, serving as a court clerk for the United States Federal District Court. Excited to contribute to the Master Plan Advisory Group. Bring a deep-rooted commitment to the future of Detroit and planning the next 20 years!

Timothy Guthrie        
In 2022 I read "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs -- a bit controversial, I know -- and since then I've been so invested in how our communities are built. My life has been consumed by the subject of urban planning to such a degree that I've just applied and got accepted to the Master of Urban Planning program at Wayne State for the upcoming year. When I'm not reading, or watching videos about how cities have been designed you'll find me riding bikes to work, running errands, or just for fun. My love for bikes plays a large role in my wanting to understand and help shape community spaces.

Vanessa Serna          
Vanessa Serna is a long time social and environmental justice advocate who believes in the power of community to build a future where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Wanda Lowe-Anderson        
Forthcoming, lifelong resident of Detroit, current resident of Southwest Detroit Boynton Community 48219. Board member of Downriver DELTA, community development corporation for the City of Detroit.