2014 Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL)
Over the past 50 years, Downtown has been partially defined by the geography of the local freeways. The I-375 Alternatives Study, was led by the DDA, in partnership with MDOT and DRFC, tried to capitalize on the energy and interest of the general public, government agencies, and private groups to encourage Downtown’s continued revival. The intent of the study was to explore transportation infrastructure options that will improve the experience of all users traveling to destinations along and across I-375.
The results of technical analyses, input from an advisory committee, public feedback, and recommendations from a public agency-led technical committee guided the development of the six illustrative alternatives to be examined as part of this effort which were presented during public meeting #2.
Goals of the study included:
- Define a vibrant entryway into Downtown Detroit and East Riverfront.
- Provide a platform to better connect the Entertainment, East Riverfront, Greektown, Stadium, Convention Center, and Eastern Market districts.
- Identify possible enhancements to pedestrian, non-motorized and transit connectivity in the corridor.
- Identify partnerships to implement a comprehensive transportation solution.
- Be consistent with Detroit’s current vision for urban land use and development.
- Investigate innovative finance and design concepts that will improve the infrastructure condition and determine the value of the residual land.
Appendix A - PEL questionnaire
Appendix B - Traffic Report
Appendix C - Economic Benchmark Study
Appendix D - Economic Analysis of Alternatives
Appendix E - Public Space Analysis Memo
Appendix F - Maintenance of Traffic Evaluation Memo
Appendix G - Public Outreach Meeting Reports
Appendix H - Public Comments Received