The Detroit Collaborative Design Center is developing GSI strategies that bridge high and low density neighborhoods, tie landscape opportunities to drainage policy, contribute to the community, and offer citywide lessons. This work is funded by the Ford Foundation. Through an initial analysis of existing GSI resources and initiatives we determined that there is a gap in GSI strategies for non-residential properties that meet neighborhood urban design goals and support Detroit property owners. We are currently investigating the community design, stormwater management, and financial implications of shared GSI strategies that manage runoff from multiple non-residential properties in community green spaces. We are focusing on strategies for Grandmont Rosedale and Brightmoor neighborhood commercial corridors that have lessons citywide.  



We are also cataloging the different resources and plans for GSI in the City of Detroit, as well as the diverse array of organizations working on GSI issues across the City. Eventually we hope that these documents will be more interactive and housed on a collaborative website created by The Nature Conservancy with DWSD. Please see the documents located in the drop down menu and let us know what we are missing in the associated surveys! All documents are in progress!