Detroit's youth spent weeks developing plans for Warrendale. Here's how you can see what they want.

April 30 meeting will have presentations from area teenagers

To mark the public kick-off of the year-long Cody Rouge & Warrendale Neighborhood Framework process, all area residents are invited to hear a presentation on April 30 from nine area teenagers who have spent the last ten weeks interviewing city officials & neighborhoods leaders, attending public meetings, and trying to answer the question: What is a Cody Rouge & Warrendale Neighborhood Framework?

Information will be available about he coming year of activities—public discussions, youth programs, and neighborhood improvement projects—focused on the future of the west side neighborhoods of Cody Rouge & Warrendale, including Franklin Park, Joy Community, Warrendale, and Warren Avenue.

The event will begin with welcomes from the neighborhood groups participating in the Organizational Steering Committee, then turns over to nine area teenagers who have spent the last ten weeks investigating who makes decisions about their neighborhood, from streets and building demolition to parks and new businesses. This has included interviews with city officials in charge of streets, vacant buildings, the Land Bank, and more. Residents will have the chance to ask them questions about what they learned.

The young people will present their report, then moderate a discussion among neighborhood leaders and audience members.

At the event, there will be food from Tijuana’s & Islamic Center of Detroit, music from DJ Todd Everett, Parking will available at Boys & Girls Club & across the street at O’Live Church.

The event is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Michigan, located at 16500 Tireman in Detroit. For more information or to RSVP, click here.


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