Detroit 2020 is a WXYZ commitment to address the challenges facing the region. We will work side by side with our communities to listen, talk and take action. Our goal is to unify, inspire change and help make Detroit a better place to live, work and raise families. Please join us.
It’s a time of change in Detroit. As the city confronts its fiscal crisis, Dan Gilbert is leading the charge to transform downtown Detroit. And the owner of Hot Sam’s, a long-time business in the city, says it’s time to embrace the opportunity that comes with a changing Detroit.
Got a big idea for the arts in Detroit? You could win a share of $3 million to help make it become a reality. The goal of the Knight Arts Challenge is to engage and enrich the community. You don’t have to be an artist to enter. It’s open to anyone.
A series of five community meetings in April will focus on how best to bring transit to Woodward Avenue from downtown Detroit to Pontiac. It’s part of the Woodward Avenue Transit Alternatives Analysis. The Woodward Avenue Transit AA is reviewing higher-level transit options for the 27-mile Woodward Avenue corridor from the Detroit River to Pontiac.
They’re often the people who have no voice. The homeless. But one group of men and women who have had no place to call home are using their voices to bring a newfound harmony to their lives.
Detroit 2020 visited the Voices of Hope choir.
Roger Penske has done great things for the city of Detroit. He quarterbacked Detroit’s successful Super Bowl in 2006, and brought the roar of Indy Car racing back to Belle Isle.
And this week, he played the lead role in raising millions of dollars from the business community to support public safety in Detroit. So for being a champion for Detroit, we honor Roger Penske as our Person of the Week.
All this month Detroit 2020 has focused on education. In a special edition of Action News we looked at the challenges facing students in our community and the people who are working to make things better.
From wxyz.com: Downtown Detroit will soon gain a new grocery option. Dan Gilbert announced Thursday that Papa Joe’s will move into a ground floor space in the First National Building. The news came out of an event that chronicled the progress of downtown business and real estate developments and looked to the future, showing renderings of what a renewed Woodward… Read more »
Quicken Loans chief Dan Gilbert and a number of community leaders held a news conference today outlining their vision for the future downtown Detroit. But there is one major parcel that still has no concrete plan. You could help change that! Check out details below of a design competition to come up with the best use for the site of… Read more »
Big things could be happening downtown along Woodward Avenue. On Thursday, plans will be rolled out for what’s being called “a creative and distinctly-Detroit development of Woodward Avenue retail and the activation of public spaces, sidewalks and streets along the corridor.”