Detroit Opportunity Sites: The Opportunities of Redeveloping Large-Scale Industrial Vacant Sites & Properties in Detroit
In Detroit, vacant industrial land and buildings cover 6.1 square miles of the city, a formidable obstacle to traditional development strategies. The reuse of these large-scale, vacant sites is a complex challenge, requiring time, resources, and a network of supporting actors. Nonetheless, this reuse could unlock a host of social, economic, and environmental opportunities. Redeveloped sites can also serve as focal points for surrounding neighborhoods, acting as vibrant hubs of activity and centers of recreation, employment, and research. Detroit Opportunity Sites (DOS) explores key aspects of these redevelopment challenges and opportunities through a select number of successful European and U.S. case studies.