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Detroit Works Project to release strategic framework plan

DETROIT — After two long years, the Detroit Works Project Long-Term Planning (LTP) team will release their recommendations and visions for Detroit that will help the Mayor shape the city's future.

The LTP will outline recommendations to align assets with opportunities, and map a framework that coordinates resource investment to help build long-term and sustainable development in the city.

The framework, called Detroit Future City, is an analytic and strategic work that documents and responds to over two years of data collection and community conversations.

The report will be released at DWP's Home Base Jan. 9, 2013 at an 11 a.m. press conference. A 2 p.m. open house will follow.

Detroit Works Project Spokesperson James Canning said during the conference, planning experts will explain the recommendations, which are made to "align assets with opportunity, mapping a framework that best coordinates investment of our resources — people, time, money, brainpower, etc. — in ways that can move Detroit forward," in five areas:

1. How to best use Detroit's land (particularly publicly owned land),

2. Create jobs and economic prosperity,

3. Ensure vibrant neighborhoods,

4. Build an infrastructure that serves citizens at a reasonable cost, and

5. Maintain a high level of community engagement that is integral to success.

The Detroit Works Project Home Base is located in Eastern Market at 2929 Russell Street, Detroit, Mich., 48207. The open house will begin after the press conference at 2 p.m.

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