Volunteers Needed to Study Woodward Avenue in Birmingham
A number of positions are open on the steering committee for the South Woodward Corridor Master Plan, which will study ways to make the famous Michigan roadway work better for Birmingham.
Do you have an opinion on business development in Birmingham? Do you think the look of Woodward Avenue could be better?
Then, Birmingham is looking for you to serve on the South Woodward Corridor Master Plan steering committee, a group that will guide city officials as they outline what they want for the stretch of Woodward Avenue between 14 Mile and Lincoln.
As a member of the steering committee, volunteers will work with consultants as they create a master plan for the corridor, a plan that will look at everything from business development, zoning laws and other long-term goals for the area.
The city is looking for volunteers who can fill the following positions on the committee:
- Two representatives who own a business or commercial property along that stretch of Woodward.
- One representative who lives in the residential area west of Woodward.
- One representative who lives in the residential area east of Woodward.
- One millennial representative (born after 1980) who lives in the residential area on either side of Woodward between 14 Mile and Lincoln.
According to city officials, Birmingham is looking for specific members so that they're involving residents and business owners most impacted by potential changes.
If you are interested in volunteering, but do not live in the target area between 14 Mile and Lincoln, there's still a chance you can volunteer if more committee members are needed, city officials said.
"Please keep in mind," a press release from the city reads, "although there are a limited number of positions on the steering committee, there will be several opportunities for public participation throughout the process. If you are not selected for the steering committee, we would still encourage you to get involved in this important study."