Thursday, May 30, 2024
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Making Detroit Great Again– Through More Surface Parking

Well, this is awful. Today, developer Emmett Moten began demolition of the Detroit Saturday Night Building. This will give him a handful of surface parking spaces, which, he says, he needs, because reasons. Moten has been trying to demolish the building for years. City Council is apparently cool with it.

And now we’re left with another gaping hole in our built environment. Less density, more runoff, less tax revenue. I covered the inaugural protest of the new group, Detroiters for Parking Reform, of which I am a member, last month, and will continue to report on developments.

It must stop.

Nat Zorach

Nat M. Zorach, AICP is a city planner, community development professional, and MBA candidate at American University's Kogod School of Business, based in Detroit.

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