The Fisher Road business district is undergoing a series of significant improvements. Earlier this summer, construction started on an all new $14 million Fresh Farms Market and Subway building. DTE has just replaced the gas main with a high pressure capable system, and the City is completing work on replacing an old water main that was susceptible to leaks.
Full Block Plan of Streetscape Improvements
STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS AND NEW FRESH FARMS MARKET
The Farms Market building will extend to the corner of Maumee Avenue, replacing the vacant buildings that had been there. Just like The Village has undergone a transformation over the last several years, this quaint neighborhood business district is experiencing a significant update. But rather than just put back plain concrete where the water and gas mains were dug up, the City has been working on plans to improve the streetscape for the whole block, from the store fronts to the curb. With the assistance of a $335,000 state grant, the next step would be to make the whole block more pedestrian friendly with decorative streetlights, with new landscaping at the curb buffering people from the street, with new benches, bike racks, and a safer mid-block crossing to Grosse Pointe South high school.
The City has worked with the businesses and property owners over the last 18 months to develop these plans that retain the unique elements of each property while integrating the block with attractive new features. See the illustrations below. Please let the City know your thoughts on these exciting plans at firstname.lastname@example.org.