A Review of City Policies and Processes to Enable Five Land-Based Venture Types in Detroit

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To help strengthen the link between the reuse of land, entrepreneurship, and local job creation, the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department (City) applied for assistance from the Center for Community Progress’ (Community Progress) Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP) and was selected through a national, competitive process. Specifically, the City requested that Community Progress examine existing local codes and ordinances and identify barriers that would prevent the creation or expansion of land-based ventures.