A new report from Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA), LISC, and Detroit Future City explores the creation of an “industrial district” in Southwest Detroit. There are a high number of industrial sites and a significant number of jobs located in the area. The goal of the study and report was to set a path towards equitable economic development.
This study is focused on the industrially zoned properties that include and
surround the Clark Street Technology Park. The study area is roughly bounded
by Michigan Avenue, Livernois, Vernor Highway and I-96/I-75. The industrial
properties and their adjacent residential neighborhoods are primarily contained
within four census tracts: 5213, 5231, 5255, and 5256 (2010 Census boundaries).