West Dearborn Downtown

Posted by City of Dearborn - Economic & Community Development Department

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District Description

This is a traditional, mixed-use downtown district undergoing substantial revitalization.  There are opportunities for new businesses and redevelopment of sites at higher densities.City of DearbornWest Dearborn Downtown Development AuthorityCity of Dearborn Ordinances

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Zoned for Preferred Outcomes

Preparation of new form-based code for this area is underway with adoption planned in 2018

Political Support

Master plan and DDA efforts approved by City Council and Mayor

Community Support

DDA & Chamber of Commerce and community input into plans & workshops support further downtown development

Other Incentives

Brownfield funds for dealing with obsolete structures & contaminated sites, TIF funds for needed off-site/infrastructure improvements

Housing Credits

MSHDA (State of Michigan) incentives for affordable and workforce housing

Financial Programs

MEDC (State of Michigan) programs targeted to mixed use, downtown projects in Redevelopment Ready Communities

Costs

Request

Other

Burial of overhead utilities, pedestrian improvements and streetscape improvements. Area supported by public parking and trash handling systems.

Infrastructure

All required utilities available throughout the district

Transportation

SMART bus service on Michigan Avenue, Intermodal Train station at east end of district

Private Investment

Ford Land is constructing a two building $65 million mixed use development in the heart of the district

Local Development Trends & Market Indicators

Interest in constructing upper story apartments & condos due to a lack of availability compared to demand.

Contact Thomas Paison

Thomas, from City of Dearborn - Economic & Community Development Department, has more details.

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Created on November 22nd, 2017 (last updated 9 months ago)