Brush Park CDC

Development Guidelines

Development Guidelines

Development Guidelines

The residents of Brush Park met over the course of several months to develop a set of development guidelines to assist developers in understanding the types of developments that are likely to be supported by the community. The CDC uses these guidelines, along with the Brush Park Development Plan filed with the City of Detroit, in making a decision to support a particular project. 

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In addition to suggested development guidelines, all structures should be designed within the parameter of the Fourth Modification to Brush Park Development Plan

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The City of Detroit is currently in the process of revising the development guidelines for Brush Park.  The new regulatory document, the Brush Park Form-Based Code, is expected to be completed at the end of 2019.  For more information, visit the City's website and review the presentation to the CDC about form-based codes. Stay connected with the CDC for community updates on this project. 


CDC’s Role in Brush Park Development

The CDC reviews proposals for the sale and design of City-owned property for purposes of a specified development. The CDC's role is advisory and represents the opinions of whether the residents of the neighborhood as a whole support the development of the project as submitted. 

The final and binding decision on transfers of land and development plans are made by the City of Detroit Planning and Development and the Historic District Commission. 

A failure to receive the support of the CDC will not automatically result in an application being denied by the City of Detroit - the CDC's vote is advisory. 


Expectations for Brush Park Developers

The Brush Park community is very excited about the revitalization of our neighborhood. We ask that developers understand the following expectations on interacting with the CDC during the course of your development: 

  1. All development materials, schematics, drawings etc. should be forwarded to in addition to any other CDC contact.

  2. The CDC requests, at minimum, bi-monthly updates on the status of your project. Those updates should be submitted in writing to the CDC at We may ask that you attend meetings to present significant changes to the community.

  3. We expect that developers will develop their project with sensitivity to the fact that Brush Park is a residential neighborhood where citizens live, including: confining staging and equipment to the project site unless otherwise agreed to by adjacent property owners; using reasonable efforts to mitigate and clean unreasonable dirt and dust on a consistent basis; using reasonable efforts to prevent damage to nearby structures; promptly responding to complaints or inquiries from the CDC or other members of the community regarding questions, comments, issues or concerns.

  4. All developers must complete this FORM to assist the CDC in managing projects.