Detroit’s Spirit Plaza to get $800k overhaul


FOLLOW THE PRISON SENTENCE.
>>IN ADDITION TO BROWN’S>>IN ADDITION TO BROWN’S
CONVICTION HE MUST ALSO REGISTER CONVICTION HE MUST ALSO REGISTER
AS A SEX OFFENDER. AS A SEX OFFENDER.
>>A BLOCK FOR PUBLIC SPACE THE>>A BLOCK FOR PUBLIC SPACE THE
CITY INVESTING $100,000 TO CITY INVESTING $100,000 TO
IMPROVE, WHAT IS IN STORE FOR IMPROVE, WHAT IS IN STORE FOR
SPIRIT PLAZA. SPIRIT PLAZA.
>>WHEN THEY SHUT DOWN BOTH>>WHEN THEY SHUT DOWN BOTH
SIDES OF WOODWARD, NO ONE KNEW SIDES OF WOODWARD, NO ONE KNEW
WHAT TO THINK AND LOOK AROUND. WHAT TO THINK AND LOOK AROUND.
NOW SPIRIT PLAZA MAKES US FEEL NOW SPIRIT PLAZA MAKES US FEEL
LIKE STAYING A WHILE AND ERICA LIKE STAYING A WHILE AND ERICA
FROM PARKS AND REC. FROM PARKS AND REC.
>>WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH WHAT TO>>WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH WHAT TO
YOU THINK? YOU THINK?
>>THIS IS A SPACE THAT WE ARE>>THIS IS A SPACE THAT WE ARE
WAITING FOR, A BEST PLACE TO WAITING FOR, A BEST PLACE TO
ENJOY LUNCH AND HAVE A QUICK ENJOY LUNCH AND HAVE A QUICK
MEETING. MEETING.
ENJOY MUSIC AND MAYBE CATCH A ENJOY MUSIC AND MAYBE CATCH A
DANCE LESSON. DANCE LESSON.
>>$800,000 IMPROVEMENT TO TEAR>>$800,000 IMPROVEMENT TO TEAR
OUT THE MEDIAN AND ADD A STAGE OUT THE MEDIAN AND ADD A STAGE
AND KIDS PLAY AREA AND MORE AND KIDS PLAY AREA AND MORE
SEATING. SEATING.
>>WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE A>>WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE A
VENUE WHERE PEOPLE CAN SPEND VENUE WHERE PEOPLE CAN SPEND
TIME AFTER WORK AND ON THE TIME AFTER WORK AND ON THE
WEEKEND IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT. WEEKEND IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT.
>>I THINK IT’S A GREAT IDEA>>I THINK IT’S A GREAT IDEA
LAST YEAR I WAS BUMMED WHEN LAST YEAR I WAS BUMMED WHEN
CLEARED OUT AND WITH ALL THE CLEARED OUT AND WITH ALL THE
FOOD TRUCKS GONE. FOOD TRUCKS GONE.
IT’S FUN. IT’S FUN.
>>I THINK IT’S TERRIBLE.>>I THINK IT’S TERRIBLE.
>>SOME PEOPLE STILL CAN’T GET>>SOME PEOPLE STILL CAN’T GET
OVER WHAT THE PLAZA HAS DONE TO OVER WHAT THE PLAZA HAS DONE TO
TRAFFIC AT ONE OF DOWNTOWN’S TRAFFIC AT ONE OF DOWNTOWN’S
ARTERIES. ARTERIES.
>>YOU CAN’T TURN AROUND, YOU>>YOU CAN’T TURN AROUND, YOU
HAVE TO GET OUT AND WALK. HAVE TO GET OUT AND WALK.
I THINK IT’S TERRIBLE. I THINK IT’S TERRIBLE.
IT JUST MESSES UP THE DOWNTOWN. IT JUST MESSES UP THE DOWNTOWN.
>>WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS>>WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS
SOME INCONVENIENCE BUT ALSO WE SOME INCONVENIENCE BUT ALSO WE
ARE DOWNTOWN. ARE DOWNTOWN.
AND HAVING TRAFFIC PROBLEMS TO AND HAVING TRAFFIC PROBLEMS TO
ME MEANS WE ARE GROWING AS A ME MEANS WE ARE GROWING AS A
CITY AND HEALTHY. CITY AND HEALTHY.
>>THE JAZZ FEST IS THIS WEEKEND>>THE JAZZ FEST IS THIS WEEKEND
AND DON’T WANT TO UPSET THAT SO AND DON’T WANT TO UPSET THAT SO
CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW SPIRIT CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW SPIRIT
PLAZA WON’T BEGIN UNTIL NEXT

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