Redevelopment Project Proposed In The City Of Dexter





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By Lynne Beauchamp, lbeauchamp@thesuntimesnews.com

Four parcels totaling nearly three acres could see redevelopment near Downtown Dexter.



The lots collectively owned by the Dexter DDA and the City of Dexter include 3045 Broad Street (which surrounds a DTE substation), and lots at 8077-8087 Forest Street and 8090 Grant Street. The DDA/City are in progress of decommissioning the DTE substation.

After receiving community feedback through engagement workshops, Quinn Evans Architects and Norfolk Homes in collaboration with DDA/City presented its proposal during a fourth community engagement workshop held at the Dexter Library on July 10.

The proposal, after decommissioning the DTE station, would include removing power lines and shifting Broad Street. With this proposal, the project would include three newly built buildings which would provide a mix of office, retail and residential space. Underground parking for residents with some street parking would be included in this. The residential space would include approximately 90 condo units. The plan concept is to have a unique and distinctly Dexter pedestrian experience through the proposed project; focusing on green space, seating areas and an area for future small festivals. The project is considering the proximity of trailheads and the Mill Creek Park to add to that experience.

Some attending the workshop, questioned the “pedestrian experience” voicing concerns over inadequate parking space and for those who are limited in walking. Some also questioned noise levels that garbage trucks and/or restaurants produce.

While plans for the project have not been finalized, the Norfolk/Quinn Evans team along with DDA/City plan to meet again with the public prior to finalizing details.

For information on the proposed project, contact Dexter Community Development Manager, Michelle Aniol, at maniol@dextermi.gov .

 

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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