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We are excited to announce Better Block 2014 - taking place October 20-25 in the Airport District!

Detroit’s Airport District (Conner Cluster) is bound by McNichols and Houston-Whittier (north), Interstate 94 (south), Conner (west) and Hayes (east). Despite population decline, massive school closures and high structural blight, this neighborhood has many amenities including the Detroit City Airport and Conner Creek Greenway. The district is a predominately residential area surrounded by many underutilized commercial corridors and thoroughfares. The social and physical infrastructure in the district presents unique opportunities to explore sustainable redevelopment practices. With its close proximity to downtown, the riverfront and 8 Mile, the Airport District is well suited to become Detroit’s next emerging neighborhood.

Better Block Detroit 2014 (BBD2014) will convene in the city’s Airport District, transforming a highly visible section of a commercial corridor to demonstrate the potential for walkable, neighborhood-scale development. We invite you to follow our progress through this blog and our social media feeds.

Take a look at the tabs on this site for additional info, and more will be coming soon!

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Thank you to all who made our weekend a success!

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Bring your blankets or sleeping bag for an outdoor movie Saturday night! You can’t go wrong with popcorn either!

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Please bring your own cup to Better Block this weekend for drink discounts. Also if you have any clothing or materials you would like to vend at our resale/salvage shop pop-up, ReStore, please bring those along too!