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  • October 25, 2013 12:15 PM | Deleted user
    8MBA staff participated in the October 2nd meeting of the Michigan State Land Bank Fast Track Authority, which voted to approve the sale of the Michigan State Fairgrounds to Magic Plus LLC for $4.65M.

    8MBA Executive Director, Tami Salisbury, was on hand for a press conference following the meeting, calling this a "momentous day for Eight Mile," as one of it's most renowned yet challenged sites moves significantly closer to positive progress.

    The next steps for the fairgrounds include a series of visioning sessions - advocated for by 8MBA as part of the purchase agreement - to be held with community stakeholders. These sessions will ensure that the shared concerns and vision of the community at large will be incorportated into the development. Fairgrounds developer and 8MBA Board Member, Redico, who was the development team behind the adjacent Gateway Marketplace project, will facilitate the visioning sesions.

    8MBA is thrilled to see progress at this important site and looks forward to continuing to engage all parties as a bright future for the Michigan State Fairgrounds site unfolds.
  • October 24, 2013 12:03 PM | Deleted user

    8MBA is teaming up with the Michigan Vacant Property Campaign (MVPC) ant it's allies to hold a Regional Roundtable to discuss issues related to vacant property faced by local communites throughout te region.

    Participants will also learn about the MVPC and the work this consortium does to address those issues. All stakeholders who grapple with vacant property issues are invited to attend:
     When: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 (1:00-3:00pm)                                                  
     Where: Eastpointe City Hall, Council Chambers
    23200 Gratiot, Eastpointe, MI, 48021
                                                     

    RSVP to Julie Hales-Smith at julie@michiganvacantproperty.org
  • October 14, 2013 10:36 AM | Deleted user
    The Regional Transit Authority for Southeast Michigan (RTA)  has completed its appointments to the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC), and 8MBA Executive Director Tami Salisbury was selected to serve alongside 29 other leaders throughout the region.

     

    The purpose of the CAC is to advise the RTA on transit issues, make suggestions for improvements in transit service and to advocate for greater funding for public transportation. CAC members can review and comment on all transit service and coordination plans, as well as provide specific recommendations for those plans or to address any other matters concerning public transit in the region. 

     

    8MBA's presence on the CAC will help ensure that Eight Mile and the communities along it will have a voice in shaping the region's future public transit system.
  • October 14, 2013 7:00 AM | Deleted user


    Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) has selected 8MBA as a 2014 GYSD Lead Agency, awarding $2,000 in grant funds to support the annual 8MBA Clean the D event.  This is the 2nd grant awarded to the 8MBA from GYSD, recognizing our continued efforts to engage youth in the revitalization of Eight Mile Road.

  • October 14, 2013 2:16 AM | Deleted user
    8MBA welcomed its newest team member to our staff this month, with the arrival of Corissa Leveille, a University of Detroit Mercy graduate with extensive architecture, design and community engagement experience.

    Prior to joining 8MBA, Corissa worked most recently with the Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning team on the Detroit Future City project in conjunction with the Detroit Collaborative Design Center.

    As a part of the 8MBA team, Corissa will be helping to develop renderings for the Facade Improvement Program candidates, execute Corridor KeeperTM activities and support other programs  and projects. Corissa has already been making a positive impact on our team and we are thrilled to have her welcome her aboard!

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