DETROIT, MI – The City of Detroit is making great strides improving the services delivered each day to residents and visitors to the city. To help keep everyone informed of their progress, they have rolled out the “Detroit Dashboard”.
It is a new online weekly update of how the city is performing in key areas. It is a new feature on the city’s website, which will be updated each week on Thursdays. Anyone will be able to see key services delivered by the numbers.
Here is an example of some of the information that you can find on the website:
Detroit lands HQ for $148M lightweight metals institute
Detroit officials announced this week that the city will be home to the new American Lightweight Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), a Department of Navy initiative announced early this year by President Obama. After a strongly competitive process, Detroit’s proposed location at 1400 Rosa Parks Boulevard was selected. To read more click here
M-1 Rail Line construction now under way
Mayor Mike Duggan joined with M-1 Rail officials Matt Cullen and Roger Penske this week to official break ground on the construction of the first phase of the city’s new light rail system. When completed, the new rail line will run from downtown to the New Center, connecting them with midtown, Wayne State Univiersity, the DMC and other major institutions. The M-1 rail is expected to bring significant new development along the Woodward corridor and create new economic opportunity for Detroiters. The first phase of construction is taking place downtown and has a section of lower Woodward closed for the next four months between Grand Circus Park and Campus Martius. For more details on the project and on construction related street closings and detours, please visit http://m-1rail.com/
City cutting more than 10,000 vacant lots per week
After four years of not cutting its vacant lots, relief has come! The city of Detroit has teams of mowers out every day to cut the city’s 115,000 vacant lots twice this year. Crews started on June 9th and as of today, have cut more than 40,000 lots already. Workers expect to complete the first full cut by the end of August and immediately will begin their second cycle. For more information, please click here
It is noted at this time that the ‘What We’ve Done’ on the right side of the screen has not been updated since July 19th, 2014. It is well past the date that it should have been updated on July 26th, 2014. That item immediately caught our attention since it is new and this is something that can be very important for Mayor Mike Duggan and his team in communicating progress to residents and visitors to the city.
You can visit the Detroit Digital Dashboard here.