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MUP students launch commercial revitalization study of portion of Six-Mile Corridor

Date: 5/19/2018

Students in the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program at Wayne State launched a project to develop recommendations for the commercial revitalization of the Six Mile and Schaefer Highway corridors surrounding the Sinai-Grace Hospital. The study area extends along Six Mile Road between the Lodge and Hubbell, and along Schaefer Highway between Outer Drive and Grove. It also includes the neighborhood gateway located at the Lodge Freeway and Six Mile Road.

The project is being done on behalf of the Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation.

MUP capstones provide students—as they approach the end of their studies—with an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they acquired in program to address the needs of a real-world client.

The project intends to:

Identify strategies to retain and expand existing businesses, and attract new well-established businesses to the neighborhood, by:

Provide recommendations towards the development of an entrepreneurial pipeline, by:

Develop strategies towards implementing corridor improvement projects, by:

The instructor for the course, Professor Rayman Mohamed, stated that these are just recommendations or “thought pieces” to help an area that already has lots of strengths to nurture these strengths in ways that promote local ownership and local business entrepreneurship.