Master Plan Project Summary

Master Plan Project Summary

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Master Plan Project Summary

Branded as Twenty21, the master plan project will create a dynamic vision for future development of the former Northville State Regional Psychiatric Hospital property. The future of the 350-acre property has been in flux since the hospital closed in 2003. In 2009, Township residents purchased the land and the Township is now ready to move forward with a community-driven, environmentally responsible redevelopment plan that will create a community asset for decades to come.

Beyond the current impressions of the site lies a largely undeveloped, diverse property with stands of mature trees, wetlands, old orchards, views of the Rouge River, an old rail line, open spaces and wildlife. We are confident that these features will emerge as the new images of the property as future opportunities are explored and realized.

This master plan effort will include a comprehensive public involvement and conceptualization phase, which will include significant community input and participation from which design concepts and a master plan will emerge. While we know the property will be developed for recreation, engaging the public as well as other stakeholders throughout the process will help determine the most suitable uses for the land.

The Township has engaged a team from Stantec to lead the public engagement and master planning process for the Seven Mile Property. Their work will be overseen by Township staff and the Twenty21 Green Ribbon Committee.

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Why Twenty21?

Twenty21 is the forward focused name for the process of returning the 7 Mile Road Property to the community as a key recreational resource. The name illustrates the multifaceted and multi-step program that will guide development over a ten year period, and beyond, with the goal achieving measurable improvements to the 7 Mile Road Property by 2021. The associated words—recreate, sustain, preserve, educate, connect—denote the core concepts that will guide development of the park.

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Jennifer Frey
Director of Community Development
Northville Township

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