Thursday, August 10, 2023, 1-4pm, SOLD OUT
This tour will highlight Detroit’s Piquette Square a $ 23 million affordable housing facility intended for Detroit’s homeless veterans. This development offers 150 apartments for homeless veterans and provides support services for their reintegration into the community. The project required financial assistance from various government agencies and charitable organizations, including US EPA’s Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grant Program. This funding helped investigate and remediate contamination resulting from the site’s industrial past, including a fire that destroyed the former Studebaker plant. The facility it’s sale was financed by tax credits, bonds funds, and state programs to end chronic homelessness. Following Piquette Square, the group will visit the North End Detroit People Food Co-op. This site is a mixed-used site development that will include space for a food cooperative, kitchen incubator space, and community gathering space for meetings, lectures, films, performances, and other events. Brownfield TIF funding that allowed developers to receive public funding to clean up contaminated or blighted properties.
Transportation: Bus | Cost: $25