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The New Detroit: Laying the Groundwork for a Revitalized and Sustainable City

March 15, 2011, 9:00am EST
Presenter
Detroit, MI
1000 Brush Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48226-2993

Sponsor: Co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan

The New Detroit: Laying the Groundwork for
a Revitalized and Sustainable City

03/15/11 Detroit | CLE: 2 | Level: Intermediate

Cosponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

What is next for the city of Detroit and how will it impact your practice?

You’ve heard the plan, read the articles and blogs, but what is really next for Detroit and how do we get there? Hear Deputy Mayor Saul Green discuss the "road map" toward a revitalized Detroit. Listen as he and other experts in the areas of land use, zoning, and urban redevelopment financing explain what you need to know to advise your clients who are working, building, living, and investing in the "new Detroit."

Attend and Learn to:

  • Comprehend what key policy decisions are being made about the city and how those will impact your clients
  • Expertly navigate new (and old) zoning laws
  • Uncover the secrets to obtaining city permits quickly and efficiently
  • Pinpoint the best opportunities for economic growth and development in the city
  • Determine what financing options are available for redevelopment and how to access them 

SCHEDULE BELOW

Joseph F. Galvin, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC, Detroit
Moderator
      

  9:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m. 

The Vision for a New Detroit
Saul A. Green, Deputy Mayor, Office of Mayor Dave Bing, Detroit

  • a discussion about the roadmap for Detroit, including city investments and business opportunities

     
  9:20 a.m.-10:05 a.m.

   
Land Use Challenges and Opportunities
Joseph F. Galvin, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC, Detroit

  • approaches to zoning in the city
  • vacant land uses
  • permitting issues and obstacles
  • other land use changes

   
  10:05 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

   
Funding Sources and Strategies
Denise J. Lewis, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Detroit

  • new market tax credits
  • federal and state historical credits
  • Brownfield redevelopment loans, grants, and tax credits
  • Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • other proposed incentives and private contributions 

      
10:50am-11:00am

       
Questions and Answers