The League worked with the Monroe community to identify how an alley could be used to improve access to the west section of downtown. The PlacePlan offers a strategy for improving access to this part of downtown and creating new public spaces that can connect and strengthen the businesses and cultural destinations around them. More
The "Flint Syndrome" is a quick way of summing up the long-run consequences of disinvestment in our cities that have resulted in widespread breakdowns in public safety and the quality of life for citizens. The syndrome could easily apply to other Michgian cities. Read more.
Placemaking has many advantages but costs money. League CEO Dan Gilmartin, co-host Mike Wilkinson discuss its benefits, financial challenges, and solutions. Prosperity Agenda airs 7pm tonight on NewsTalk 760 WJR Radio, subscribe to a FREE iTunes podcast. or listen here.
The House reported HB 5578, sponsored by Rep. David Maturen, which would end the "Dark Stores" assessment theory by requiring that commercial property be assessed at its "highest and best use." Contact your State Representative and Senator to urge their support. More.
What's happening in Flint is a symptom of a larger problem where Michigan cities are only allowed to fall with the economy but not prosper as the economy grows, said the League's John LaMacchia at a session of the National League of Cities Infrastructure Week 2016. More