Feb 16, 2024 - News

The Grapevine: Learn more about the Community Benefits Ordinance

The cityscape with Michigan Central Station in the foreground. An overhead drone shot.

Among the projects that have gone through Detroit's community benefits process is Ford's Michigan Central Station redevelopment. Photo: Samuel Robinson/Axios

🏗️ Read an explanation of how this unique ordinance works. Other projects that have done it include Michigan Central Station and Fisher Body Plant. (Detroit News)

🗳️ Voters approved the ordinance in 2016. They chose between two proposals. The one backed by Mayor Mike Duggan and business leaders won out over a grassroots plan with a lower developer investment threshold. (Free Press)

🗣️ Critics of the ordinance still question its effectiveness at giving residents power over how developers interact with their communities. (Planet Detroit)

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