2021 Michigan Association of Landscape Architects Merit Award in Planning and Analysis
2021 Michigan Association of Planning Outstanding Economic Development and Planning Award
In 2019, Urban Strategies began working with the City of Detroit and a team of local consultants to develop the Neighborhood Plan for East Warren/Cadieux in northeast Detroit. East Warren/Cadieux is comprised of three neighbourhoods (Morningside, East English Village, and Cornerstone Village), connected by a 2-mile long commercial corridor on East Warren Ave. The Plan is one of ten initiated by the City of Detroit through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund, a partnership between the City, Invest Detroit, neighbourhood residents and corporate donors to deliver catalytic improvements to Detroit communities.
The East Warren/Cadieux Neighborhood Plan will devise strategies for four related project themes:
- Neighbourhood stabilization: Removing blight and rehabilitating vacant homes
- Commercial & mixed-use development: Supporting new shops and businesses, introducing market-rate and subsidized housing, and preserving historic buildings
- Renovating the East Warren main street: Re-balancing the streetscape for all users
- Catalytic park improvements: Improving local park amenities and park access
Urban Strategies is co-leading the planning and design effort with OHM Advisors and assisting local engagement experts 3C with the design and implementation of the public consultation process. Urban Strategies is also creating key strategies for Neighbourhood Stabilization, and synthesizing community priorities into a Strategic Opportunities Framework that aligns project recommendations so that they are mutually supportive and maximize benefits to the community.
Saputo Dairyland Plant2019 – Present
Shops at Liberty Village2020 - Present
Union Park (315-325 Front Street West)2019 - Present
Grand Trunk Community Hub
The Grand Trunk Community Hub will be a convergence of education, community, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
Kingsway Edmonds Revelopment
Ttransforming an affordable housing neighbourhood in Burnaby BC into a reinvigorated mixed-income community.