University of Michigan Research Projects Assist City with Master Plan Update
As the City of Huntington Woods approaches the time to update its Master Plan, we were fortunate to receive in-depth research studies from three teams of graduate students at the University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning (TCAUP). Undertaken free-of-charge as a courtesy to the City, these completed research projects focus on issues that will be central to the upcoming Master Plan Update - including housing, aging-in-place, and mixed-use redevelopment opportunities to diversify the City’s revenue base.
During the winter, the students gathered and analyzed data, conducted three focus groups, prepared a survey, and facilitated a community-wide visioning session. They gathered firsthand input from 77 residents to include in their research.
The reports are independent graduate student research projects which provide valuable perspectives from residents as well as updated data. While these reports are full of information and recommendations, the City has no intention of acting upon the recommendations in the reports at this time. The information will be used to inform future research and discussion, and gain additional input from the community for the City’s Master Plan update in the coming year.
We are grateful to TCAUP for its efforts! The reports can be viewed at the links below: