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Re: E-M:/ Fwd: Detroit considers sale of City's small parks



Sounds like a fabulous idea, and one that might actually draw people back to the city.
Namaste,
Edie
 
In a message dated 1/4/2008 9:16:34 AM Eastern Standard Time, Mark.Richardson@macombcountymi.gov writes:
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Enviro-Mich message from "Mark Richardson" <Mark.Richardson@macombcountymi.gov>
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I am wondering if Detroit has a land use plan that includes new
greenspace. 

It is unrealistic to believe all vacant land in Detroit should be held
for urban redevelopment.  It will take decades, if ever, before the
city's 140 square miles are re-populated to anything close to former
levels. 

If Detroit is not doing so already, it should consider planning for
permanent nature preserves, larger urban parks connected to other
greenspaces, urban farming, and even restoring wetlands or daylighting
some historical watercourses.  Such uses would have practical benefits
such as increasing property values in nearby neighborhoods and creating
educational and tourism opportunities, and would greatly add to the
quality of life in Detroit.




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