Campau/Banglatown Neighborhood Framework Plan
A new neighborhood framework plan for one of Detroit’s most diverse neighborhoods
City of Detroit Planning and Development Department (PDD)
Tobias Armborst, Daniel D'Oca, Georgeen Theodore, Andrew Wald, Odili Onochie, Katherine Isidro
Interboro has been selected as lead planning consultant for the City of Detroit’s Campau/Banglatown Neighborhood Framework Plan. The planning area, located just north of Hamtramck, is one of the most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods in the city. It is home to long-established African American and Polish communities, as well as more recently arrived Bangladeshi and Yemeni immigrants. The area boasts a bustling commercial corridor and residential blocks that are among the most intact in all of Detroit, but also includes large swaths of vacant land and Land Bank-held properties. Add the many artists, urban farmers and gardeners, and entrepreneurs who have also set up shop here, and it’s easy to see why the Campau/Banglatown area has attracted so much attention in recent years.
Interboro is currently launching a robust community engagement process that is tailored to suit the diverse needs of the residents, business owners, and stakeholders in Campau/Banglatown area. Through careful listening, observation, and analysis, Interboro and our team will develop innovative and implementable recommendations that address three main challenges: landscape and use of open space; streetscapes and connectivity; and housing development, rehabilitation, and economic development.