In 2008, local designers teamed up with small business owners and community members to engage the Roosevelt Park in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. The team sought to leverage and coordinate various volunteering and funding efforts that were abundant throughout the city. On a pro-bono basis, and with the direction of local non-profits and community members, this collaborative of creative professionals proposed an ‘open framework’ intended to evolve as community interaction with the park defined its program.
The vision for Roosevelt Park is one that would provide a range of public amenities to serve the local neighborhood on a daily basis, as well as provide a regional attraction by hosting planned musical, cultural, gastronomic, and athletic events. In collaboration with uRban Detail.