Planning and development in Detroit includes efforts aimed at enhancing Detroit’s economy and quality of life. Northeast Guidance Center continues working collaboratively to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our Conner Corridor partners. Together we can reach incredible new heights to improve the lives of our community residents on Detroit’s east side.
Northeast Guidance Center held its 52nd Annual meeting in the heart of the Conner Corridor – UAW/Chrysler Local 7 celebrating the “Revitalization of the Conner Corridor” by providing viable information to the eastside community regarding new services, community improvements and improved safety.
Conner Corridor Partners include Eastside Community Network, Jamison Temple Baptist Church, Detroit Police Department 5th Precinct, U.S. Social Security Administration, The Salvation Army, UAW/Chrysler Local 7 and Jefferson East, Inc.
Chandler Park Conservancy
The newly formed Chandler Park Conservancy will oversee a $20-million transformation of the 200-acre East Detroit recreation area adding football and soccer fields and tennis courts. Eastside Community Network is facilitating the network for the Conservancy.
Detroit Police Department 5th Precinct
On December 16, 2015, the Detroit Police Department opened the New 5th Precinct on the city’s east side at 3500 Conner Avenue. This is a step toward making our neighborhoods amongst some of the safest in the country, by putting precincts back in locations where all citizens have access to them.
The Salvation Army Community Center
The Salvation Army dedicated its new Conner Creek Corps Community Center located on Conner Avenue near Mack in April 2016. The center provides social services, including after school programs, senior services, a food pantry and much more.
“Our mission is to bring hope (and) to see the revitalization that’s happening all over Detroit,” said Capt. Kelsie Moreno of the Salvation Army of Metro Detroit. “We want to see it happen here in the neighborhoods as well. So our mission is to see lives change to see people have hope be renewed and to meet the needs of this community as best as we possibly can.”
Jefferson East, Inc. adds bike lanes
In October 2015, the City of Detroit painted stripes on a section of East Jefferson Avenue to create the city’s first protected bike lanes. Unlike current bike lanes in Detroit, which are separated from vehicle traffic only by a painted white line often ignored by motorists, the new protected lanes will physically separate the bike riders from the auto traffic. These protected bicycle lanes exist along a few blocks on East Jefferson west of Alter Road at the Grosse Pointe Park line. The City is extending the protected lanes all the way along Jefferson to East Grand Boulevard in 2016 and to the city at large eventually.