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Detroitman
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Law would boost Woodward corridor

By Christy Strawser

Daily Tribune Staff Writer

PUBLISHED: January 16, 2006
http://www.dailytribune.com/st ories/011606/loc_woodward16001 .shtml
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Shark
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Here is a link to the act:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/ documents/2005-2006/publicact/ htm/2005-PA-0280.htm

(Message edited by Shark on January 16, 2006)
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Lmichigan
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I'm always wary when I hear of more overhead setting up. That rarely transforms into anything tangible. Hopefully this will, though, but I have my doubts.
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Darwinism
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"Jacobs' bill fits right in, Boyle said, adding that his students focused on the Royal Oak, Ferndale and Berkley portion of Woodward because that's where the historic road is least attractive."

How is the R.O., Ferndale and Berkley portion of Woodward Ave. the least attractive ?? Compared to the stretch between Midtown and Downtown ? Compared to the stretch between 8 Mile and Highland Park ? Or compared to the stretch between Highland Park and Midtown ?
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This appears to just be another form of a TIFA (Tax Increment Finance Authority), that many cities (including Detroit) already have set up.
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Huggybear
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quote:

This appears to just be another form of a TIFA (Tax Increment Finance Authority), that many cities (including Detroit) already have set up.


And it is a good idea.
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Tomoh
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TIFs are generally, but this area doesn't have the same shared infrastructure that downtowns have so I'm curious how the money would be used. Using it on mass transit would be great. Maybe so would investing in developing downtown Royal Oak and Berkley to meet Woodward, starting with pedestrian development at 11 Mile and 12 Mile and maybe Lincoln. In the end it's up to the businesses in the corridor to decide what's best. I love that the law applies to older corridors.

And I love this requirement:
"(f) Zoned to allow for mixed use that includes high-density residential use."

So I think there is the potential that this could be used to really change the character of this part of Woodward to be more like around Ferndale, largely walkable mixed-use urban neighborhoods conducive to mass transit. I just don't know if the current business owners will see it that way.

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