The City of Detroit, along with several partners, have led regular community meetings about the Fitzgerald Revitalization Project in order to gather feedback and invaluable insight from the Fitzgerald residents, starting February 2016 and continuing to-date. This page will be updated throughout the project to reflect the outcome of those meetings.

Finalists’ Community Presentations

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, five finalist teams presented their project proposals to over 130 residents, community organization, local stakeholders as well as a panel of city representatives, planning professionals, and a Fitzgerald neighborhood leader. Of the five finalists, two teams were focused on productive landscape business while the other three specialized in housing rehabilitation. Attendees were able to ask questions. Additional comments and feedback were collected and will be posted soon.

Presentations, summaries, and resumes from each of the teams are posted on the Finalist page.

RFP Information Sessions and Neighborhood Walk-Throughs

In July and August 2016, the City of Detroit hosted two information sessions and two walk-throughs of the project area. These events were attended by neighborhood residents, City partners, as well as teams and individuals interested in learning more about the project or developing a proposal to respond to the RFP. All questions and answers from these meetings have been added to the RFP FAQ page on this website.

Pre-RFP

Fitzgerald Project Area residents were engaged in a series of community meetings to be sure their thoughts, preferences, and feedback were reflected in the Neighborhood Framework Plan and eventually the two RFPs (the Productive Landscape Developer RFP and the Housing Rehabilitation Developer RFP). Download the PDFs below to view the final presentation to the community and read more about the meetings and the feedback gathered at each.

Community Presentation – PDF

Community Feedback Summary – PDF