Detroit, MI (2011)
RecoveryPark is based on the belief that a holistic community of support is necessary to transform addicted and other affected individuals (such as family, friends, and neighbors) into happier, healthier and more self-sufficient citizens. These citizens will, in turn, contribute to more diverse and vibrant communities.
RecoveryPark envisions using some of Detroit’s open space as a network of “productive landscapes” — spaces that engage the public while also enabling a diverse economy of products and services. The productive use of this land provides the basis for a community envisioned through multiple components including life skills and job training programs, education, food production and processing, commercial and housing development, and living wage job opportunities.
The project is a ten-year, multi-million dollar community redevelopment plan for the near east side of Detroit.