Is It Time to Redo Detroit’s Tired-Looking Hart Plaza? –  Deadline Detroit

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Hart Plaza (Deposit Photos)


Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit was created in the mid-1970s. John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press writes about the prospects of the city redoing the space:


Now the City of Detroit is beginning to mull how to enliven Hart Plaza, including whether to scrap the current design that hails from the 1970s and start over with something entirely new.


Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration told me it’s way too early to talk about a new future for Hart Plaza. There are no solid plans yet and probably no money to accomplish any if there were.


But it’s well understood among professionals who follow the revitalization of Detroit’s waterfront that the city’s planners are looking at a big change there. For despite the crowds that fill the plaza for special events like the jazz fest, a redo of Hart Plaza is badly needed and long overdue.

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