I recently visited Wyoming, Mich. to make a presentation at a joint City Council / Planning Commission / Downtown Development Authority meeting. The discussion involved ideas for redeveloping a key corridor that is the city's "downtown." 28th Street is in many ways a typical first-ring suburban corridor, complete with a first-generation enclosed mall, a defunct movie theatre, pad sites and auto-oriented services. However, the city is interested in transforming at least a portion of the 3-mile stretch into a real "downtown" complete with a mix of commercial, residential and civic buildings. The presentation included some basic concepts, as well as a discussion concerning how to use form-based zoning codes to implement a potential redevelopment plan.
Take a look at some of our ideas: