Detroit approves $9 million parking lot expansion for neighborhood businesses

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Some small businesses in Detroit will soon provide more parking for customers thanks to a plan approved by the city council.

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Bridge Detroit reports city officials signed off on a contract to spend $9 million to build parking lots in commercial corridors. Part of the plan uses vacant land owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority for new lots.

The city says residents and businesses have been vocal about the shortage of parking in surrounding areas. It says new lots will be well-lit and accessible for people with disabilities.

Dan Austin, director of communications for the Planning, Housing and Development Department, told Bridge Detroit that the city anticipates building roughly 400 new spaces.

The initial areas that will receive new parking spaces include:

  • East Warren and Cadieux
  • McNichols and Tuller
  • McNichols and San Juan
  • Northwest Grand River
  • Gratiot and Seven Mile
  • Russell Woods and Nardin Park

Construction is set to begin in the spring.

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.