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Project Paths (last updated Apr 29th)

City Approval

  • Historic Commission
    • Submitted application on Apr 27 for May 13 Commission hearing (TOM)
      • Need 8x17 drawings (DONE)
  • Right of Way / DPW
    • Noel Perry Meeting - (DAN Setup meeting on Thur)
      • Public Right of Way w/ utility access
      • Restrict to Pedestrians
      • Minimize legal requirements
      • Business entry access
    • Designation possibilities
      • Vacate -> becomes private property...relocate utilities
      • Vacate with utility easements
      •  ?? Susan McBride idea
      • Pedestrian Mall
  • Petition et al
    • UCCA Maintenance Agreement - UCCA...Meeting set with Sue Mosey for Weds @ 10am (TOM)
    • Neighbors need to signoff on the petition (Neil)
      • Dan will provide sample from parking meter petition (Dan)
    • Neighborhood letter of understanding
      • Trash
      • Damage by property owners...repair
      • Bulk pickup
      • Length of agreement
      • ingress / egress
      • Emergency access

Alley Design

  • Surveying
    • David C. Adams and Sons - Paul (313) 538-1222 ... start week of May 3rd (TOM/DAN)
      • Authorization Form to Start - to be emailed to Tom and Dan
  • Architectural drawings - Mike McClear
  • DTE Field Work
    • Setup meeting with Al Fields + Service Planners (JOHN)

Funding / Budgeting

  • DTE
    • Received approval letter from DTE
      • Need to establish money flow (TOM)
  • UCCA
    • Proposal to foundations @ $40k level
    • Confirm $20K funding level

Organization

  • Partners
    • Determine relationship with Detroit Youth Builders (4/29)

Media

  • Detroit News
    • Blogging: Neil, Peggy (Video),
  • GG Wiki

Green Alley Punch List (July 3rd)

  • Classic Landscaping
    • GG Entrance Brick and turfslab
    • sanding brick
  • Redford Cement
    • Asphalt (??)
    • Remove traffic control (??)
  • Community
    • Plant turfslabs + seed clover (Tues)
    • powerwash
    • seal exposed aggregate
    • Install bollards + chains
    • Watering Schedule
    • Sign installation
    • Community recycling center
    • Financial settlement - UCCA
    • Lighting
      • GG
      • Brentwood
    • Plan opening event

Green Alley Next Meeting 5/20

  • Schedule
    • Apr 19 Permit from city (DONE)
    • Apr 30 Lighting install complete (May 20)
    • May 3 Close Alley (May 24)
    • May 28 Complete Construction Alley (???)
    • Jun 1 Plant install (community) (June 15)
    • Jun 1 Community Recycling Center Christening (June 30)
    • Jun 5 Opening Ceremony
  • City of Detroit Matters
    • Thanks you note and Midtown Gift
  • Design Open Points
    • New Patch on Driveway
  • Materials
    • Lighting - Order in and lighting going in today
    • Tuff-slab Pavers / Remaining bricks - Place order next week. Redford will transport
      • Oaks Concrete Products, 51744 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393 - (248) 684-5004,
        • Turf-slab $? (size 23.6 x 16 x 3.15 D)(30 pieces)
    • Plants - Order ready for pickup on May 20th (Rev June 7th)
    • Signage - Wording, $ and Dates (Done by Monday)
    • Recycling Center - Billie quoted $6,000
  • Contractors / Equipment
  • Communications
    • Contractor group
      • Reverend Drew permission for the use of parking area for staging
      • Ask Mark if he'd be able to do something about the look of the building...boards or ?? on the back
      • Makini and Mark
    • UCCA / Funders (UCCA sent report)
  • Funding
    • Colin Hubbell Foundation Application - Annemarie (attendee)

email on DSWD Alley (Apr 21)

To All --

There's be great progress...but still a lot to go. On a good note our 1877 brick sewer is overall in pretty good shape. Inland spent two days cleaning it out. There are a couple issues that need to be addressed.

Here's an update from the work done by DSWD and Inland on our issues in the alley...and more:

  • Sink Hole - the sink hole is due to a bad connection in sewer lead from Motor City Brewing Works. This was determined using a camera in the main sewer and putting a 2" water hose in the sink hole. John L. has agreed to hire a plumber that will be ready to do the repair once the concrete is removed by Redford Cement. So we'll handle this without DWSD involvement.
  • Water Main Leak - The water department personnel did come out on Monday They have agreed(1) the water main behind the Green Garage is theirs, (2) there is a leak and (3) they will locate where it is leaking. We don't have a date on this, but will need to have this done very soon to avoid conflicts with the alley construction.
  • Partial Sewer Collapse - In the area of the sewer behind Canfield Lofts, there is a partial collapse of the sewer. Inland will be recommending that the entire sewer be lined with a fiberglass lining. They install this without digging. This would need to be done before we start the alley. It does not take long to do.

The next step is for DWSD to determine when their work could be done. This would be Mr. Farhat. The work needing to be done before the alley work is:

  • Find and fix the water main leak.
  • Insert the fiberglass liner in the sewer to fix the collapsed area and reinforce the sewer going forward.

I talked to Mark Sklut and he confirmed that they tested their sewer lead for the Brentwood Apt and found it to be in working order. So no work would need to be done on their lead.

We'll stay on it.

Tom

Green Alley Next Meeting 4/23

  • Schedule
    • Apr 19 Permit from city (DONE)
    • Apr 30 Lighting install complete
    • May 3 Close Alley
    • May 28 Complete Construction Alley
    • Jun 1 Plant install (community)
    • Jun 1 Community Recycling Center Christening
    • Jun 5 Opening Ceremony
  • City of Detroit Matters
    • Sink Hole
      • see email above
      • Sue in sending in request for action next week
  • Design Open Points
  • Materials
    • Lighting - placed order...delivery end of next week (best case)
    • Tuff-slab Pavers / Remaining bricks - Place order next week. Redford will transport
      • Oaks Concrete Products, 51744 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393 - (248) 684-5004, Fax: (248) 684-2726
        • Turf-slab $? (size 23.6 x 16 x 3.15 D)(30 pieces)
        • Technical guys - Dave / Mike) Sales: Scott Palmer Made in Canada.
    • Plants - Order ready for pickup on May 20th
    • Signage - $ and Dates
    • Recycling Center - Billie quoted $6,000
  • Contractors / Equipment
    • Picked-up permit - DONE
  • Communications
    • Contractor group
    • Neighbors - April 23th 3 - 5pm
      • Reverend Drew permission for the use of parking area for staging
      • Ask Mark if he'd be able to do something about the look of the building...boards or ?? on the back
      • Makini and Mark
    • UCCA / Funders (UCCA sent report)
  • Funding
    • Colin Hubbell Foundation Application - Annemarie (attendee)


Green Alley Next Meeting 4/15

  • Schedule
    • Apr 19 Permit from city (DONE)
    • Apr 30 Lighting install complete
    • May 3 Close Alley
    • May 28 Complete Construction Alley
    • Jun 1 Plant install (community)
    • Jun 1 Community Recycling Center Christening
    • Jun 5 Opening Ceremony
  • City of Detroit Matters
    • Sink Hole
      • email to Mr. Farhat...called and emailed again
      • Sue in sending in request
  • Design Open Points
    • Lighting layout - Canfield Lofts - Two lights
  • Materials
    • Lighting - Final Layout of lighting...place order Friday
    • Tuff-slab Pavers / Remaining bricks - Will be here next week @ Alley Meeeting
      • Oaks Concrete Products, 51744 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393 - (248) 684-5004, Fax: (248) 684-2726
        • Turf-slab $? (size 23.6 x 16 x 3.15 D)(30 pieces)
        • Technical guys - Dave / Mike) Sales: Scott Palmer Made in Canada.
    • Plants - Order ready for pickup on May 20th
    • Signage - $ and Dates
    • Recycling Center - Billie reply
  • Contractors / Equipment
    • Contracts Bonded and Signed (today)
    • Pick-up permit next Thursday AM
  • Communications
    • Contractor group
    • Neighbors - April 23th 3 - 5pm
      • Reverend Drew permission for the use of parking area for staging
      • Ask Mark if he'd be able to do something about the look of the building...boards or ?? on the back
      • Makini and Mark
    • UCCA / Funders (UCCA sent report)
  • Funding
    • Colin Hubbell Foundation Application - Annemarie (attendee)

Green Alley Next Meeting 4/15

  • Schedule
    • Apr 19 Permit from city
    • Apr 30 Lighting install complete
    • May 3 Close Alley
    • May 28 Complete Construction Alley
    • Jun 1 Plant install (community)
    • Jun 1 Community Recycling Center Christening
    • Jun 5 Opening Ceremony
  • City of Detroit Matters
    • Sink Hole
      • email to Mr. Farhat...called and emailed again
      • Sue in sending in request
  • Design Open Points
    • Lighting layout - Canfield Lofts - Two lights
  • Materials
    • Lighting - Final Layout of lighting...place order Friday
    • Tuff-slab Pavers / Remaining bricks - Will be here next week @ Alley Meeeting
      • Oaks Concrete Products, 51744 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393 - (248) 684-5004, Fax: (248) 684-2726
        • Turf-slab $? (size 23.6 x 16 x 3.15 D)(30 pieces)
        • Technical guys - Dave / Mike) Sales: Scott Palmer Made in Canada.
    • Plants - Order ready for pickup on May 20th
    • Signage - $ and Dates
    • Recycling Center - Billie reply
  • Contractors / Equipment
    • Contracts Bonded and Signed (today)
    • Pick-up permit next Thursday AM
  • Communications
    • Contractor group
    • Neighbors - April 23th 3 - 5pm
      • Reverend Drew permission for the use of parking area for staging
      • Ask Mark if he'd be able to do something about the look of the building...boards or ?? on the back
      • Makini and Mark
    • UCCA / Funders (UCCA sent report)
  • Funding
    • Colin Hubbell Foundation Application - Annemarie (attendee)

Green Alley Next Meeting 4/8

  • Schedule
    • Apr 19 Permit from city (targeted for April 15th)
    • Apr 30 Lighting install complete
    • May 3 Close Alley
    • May 28 Complete Construction Alley
    • Jun 1 Plant install (community)
    • Jun 1 Community Recycling Center Christening
    • Jun 5 Opening Ceremony
  • City of Detroit Matters
    • Sink Hole
      • email to Mr. Farhat
      • Sue in sending in request
  • Design Open Points
    • Lighting layout - Canfield Lofts?
  • Materials
    • Lighting - Test lights to be installed April 6 - 8th)
    • Tuff-slab Pavers / Remaining bricks - Will be here next week @ Alley Meeeting
      • Oaks Concrete Products, 51744 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393 - (248) 684-5004, Fax: (248) 684-2726
        • Turf-slab $5.95ea (size 23.6 x 16 x 3.15 D)(30 pieces)
        • Technical guys - Dave / Mike) Sales: Scott Palmer Made in Canada.
    • Plants - Order ready for pickup on May 20th
    • Signage - $ and Dates
    • Recycling Center -
  • Contractors / Equipment
    • Contracts Bonded and Signed (today)
    • Pick-up permit next Thursday AM
  • Communications
    • Contractor group
    • Neighbors - April 16th 3 - 5pm
      • Reverend Drew permission for the use of parking area for staging
    • UCCA / Funders (UCCA sent report)
  • Funding
    • Colin Hubbell Foundation Application - Annemarie (attendee)

Green Alley Next Meeting 4/1

  • Schedule
    • Apr 19 Permit from city (targeted for April 12)
    • May 10 Lighting install
    • May 17 Paver /Pavement install
    • Jun 1 Plant install (community)
    • Jun 1 Community Recycling Center Christening
    • Jun 5 Opening Ceremony
  • City of Detroit Matters
    • Sink Hole - Sue in sending in request
      • Dan and Tom at Water Dept on Monday
  • Design Open Points
    • Lighting layout
  • Materials
    • Lighting - Test lights to be installed April 6 - 8th)
    • Tuff-slab Pavers / Remaining bricks - order next week
      • Oaks Concrete Products, 51744 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393 - (248) 684-5004, Fax: (248) 684-2726 and Turf-slab
        • Turf-slab $5.95ea (size 23.6 x 16 x 3.15 D)(30 pieces)
        • Technical guys - Dave / Mike) Sales: Scott Palmer Made in Canada.
    • Plants - Order ready for pickup on May 20th
  • Contractors / Equipment
    • Jeff Klien - Final contact signing April 8th @ 10am
    • Redford Cement - ready to go
    • Contract signing
      • Contract
      • Liability Insurance forms: named insured
      • Workman's Comp Ins
      • Surety Bond
      • Initial Invoice
  • Communications
    • Contractor group
    • Neighbors - April 9th 3 - 5pm
      • Reverend Drew permission for the use of parking area for staging
    • UCCA / Funders (UCCA sent report)
  • Funding
    • Colin Hubbell Foundation Application: date + time - Annemarie (attendee)

Green Alley Next Meeting 3/25

  • Schedule
    • Apr 19 Permit from city
    • May 10 Lighting install
    • May 17 Paver /Pavement install
    • Jun 1 Plant install (community)
    • Jun 5 Opening Ceremony
  • City of Detroit Matters
    • Permit Fee - DPW + Jose Abraham
    • Sink Hole
  • Design Open Points
    • Lighting layout
  • Materials
    • Lighting - Test lights are in / install for testing / finalize locations
    • Tuff-slab Pavers - order next week
    • Plants - Order ready for pickup on May 20th
  • Contractors / Equipment
    • Jeff Klien - Assured of getting Surety bond
    • Redford Cement - ready to go
  • Communications
    • Contractor group
    • Neighbors - set date
    • UCCA / Funders (UCCA sent report)

Green Alley Next Meeting 1/21

  • Schedule
    • Apr 19 Permit from city
    • May 10 Lighting install
    • May 17 Paver /Pavement install
    • Jun 1 Plant install (community)
    • Jun 5 Opening Ceremony
  • City of Detroit Matters
    • John's conversation with Traffic - Ashok Patel
  • Design Open Points
    • Lighting - Conference call with CEO of Relume..they are trying to come up with another design by Friday
    • Signage
    • Phase II
  • Materials
    • Bollards - Done
    • Pavers Done...need to be blasted clean...tested and it works
    • Plants (order is in to Wildtypes)
    • Open Grid Pavers - Turf Slab need to order
  • Contractors / Equipment
    • Requirements
      • Must have a City Right-of-Way Bond ...pretty easy 10 minute deal
    • Contractor
      • Jeff Klyne?...Classic Landscaping + licensed subs (Meet on Monday @ 2pm)
    • Equipment
  • Communications
    • Neighbors
    • UCCA / Funders (UCCA sent report)

Green Alley Next Meeting 1/14

  • Schedule
    • Apr 19 Permit from city
    • May 10 Lighting install
    • May 17 Paver /Pavement install
    • Jun 1 Plant install (community)
    • Jun 5 Opening Ceremony
  • City of Detroit Matters
    • Permit Process
    • John's conversation with Traffic
  • Design Open Points
    • Lighting
    • Concrete Surface ... exposed aggregate
    • Signage
    • Phase II
  • Materials
    • Bollards - Done
    • Pavers Done...need to be blasted clean...tested and it works
    • Plants (order is in to Wildtypes)
    • Open Grid Pavers - Turf Slab need to order
    • Lighting ?
    • Signage ?
  • Contractors / Equipment
    • Requirements
      • Must be City bonded
    • Potential contractors
      • Jeff
      • Jim
      • Traditional
    • Equipment
      • Have access to a portable crusher
      • Great back hoe guy...Chuck ... $80/hr
  • Communications
    • Neighbors
    • UCCA / Funders

Next Week 4/29

  • Meeting on the April 15th @ 6pm - Email to owners(w/ website, meeting date, brief update) (Peg/Helen)
    • Over the plans
    • UCCA + DTE Proposals - Funding Status
    • Trash / Recycling Approach (Dan)
    • DTE Pole movements
    • Schedule / Synergy w/ other projects
      • City Approval - Commission meeting
    • Communications going Forward
  • 11am on Apr 16th @ Susan McBride's office
    • Zack's 3D images
    • Overall Design Board picture
    • UCCA proposal
    • Lighting proposal
  • April 18th @ 11am - Grounding Breaking @ MCBW
    • Zac 3D tour (Dan)
    • Green Alley posters + key green features writeups (Tom)
    • Historic Pavers (Tom)
    • Al Fields - DTE?
  • Web Page is being finalized
  • April 8th - Letter from w/ Cliff Snyder Harley Ellis Survey + Engineering (x-section) company (Neil/Tom)
  • Budget & Sourcing (Tom)(Dan budget / trash compactor)
  • City of Detroit Strategy (water dept?) (John)
  • Estimates from the of Landscape Co (Neil)
  • City Activities
    • 11am on Apr 16th @ Susan McBride's office
    • Water Dept
      • Field review on April 15th
      • They don't feel there is any sewer leaks
      • Will repair any significant damage if found
  • Identify utilities in ROW - Detroit maproom guy...phone, water, storm, DTE, Detroit Public Lighting? (Dan call MISS-DIG)
    • Red (Electrical foundations for above,) orange (telephone / TV?) yellow (No gas)
    • Water and Sewer?
    • No gas
  • Signage idea (Tom)
  • Media Contacts
    • Detroit News
    • Model D - Kelli C.
    • Metro Times - Rebbecca


Tom -> Neil

  • Sketch and Budget spreadsheet


Historic Commission Meeting with Susan McBride (notes)

  • Green Garage
    • need to consider getting sidewalk at parking lot
    • Noel Perry
    • kiosk and flag
      • need to look at scale, materials, signage
    • building signage
      • need to get Charles' file up and decide on signage
    • might want us to reuse current windows
    • create sketch for solar panels
    • go to historic commission mtg with 2 sketches: one with panels and one without
    • get more details on windows
    • might stain cinderblock
    • set back sidewalk 1 ft off property line
  • Green Alley
    • Ashok Patel - Traffic Engineering
    • closing and using for easement only
    • do we want to keep alley open?
    • might want to consider getting it vacated
    • Canfield Lofts needs exit strategy - need document
    • need to get on May 13th meeting at City County Building - register by April 27th
    • petition to close it
    • maintenance agreement needed - Sue Mosey as contact
    • surety bond to repair damage
    • include agencies we've been working with
    • clerk->Noel Perry->agencies

Next Week 4/22

  • Meeting on the April 15th @ 6pm - Email to owners(w/ website, meeting date, brief update) (Peg/Helen)
    • Over the plans
    • UCCA + DTE Proposals - Funding Status
    • Trash / Recycling Approach (Dan)
    • DTE Pole movements
    • Schedule / Synergy w/ other projects
      • City Approval - Commission meeting
    • Communications going Forward
  • 11am on Apr 16th @ Susan McBride's office
    • Zack's 3D images
    • Overall Design Board picture
    • UCCA proposal
    • Lighting proposal
  • April 18th @ 11am - Grounding Breaking @ MCBW
    • Zac 3D tour (Dan)
    • Green Alley posters + key green features writeups (Tom)
    • Historic Pavers (Tom)
    • Al Fields - DTE?
  • Web Page is being finalized
  • April 8th - Letter from w/ Cliff Snyder Harley Ellis Survey + Engineering (x-section) company (Neil/Tom)
  • Budget & Sourcing (Tom)(Dan budget / trash compactor)
  • City of Detroit Strategy (water dept?) (John)
  • Estimates from the of Landscape Co (Neil)
  • City Activities
    • 11am on Apr 16th @ Susan McBride's office
    • Water Dept
      • Field review on April 15th
      • They don't feel there is any sewer leaks
      • Will repair any significant damage if found
  • Identify utilities in ROW - Detroit maproom guy...phone, water, storm, DTE, Detroit Public Lighting? (Dan call MISS-DIG)
    • Red (Electrical foundations for above,) orange (telephone / TV?) yellow (No gas)
    • Water and Sewer?
    • No gas
  • Signage idea (Tom)
  • Media Contacts
    • Detroit News
    • Model D - Kelli C.
    • Metro Times - Rebbecca


Tom -> Neil

  • Sketch and Budget spreadsheet

Meeting 4/1

  • Email to neighbors / owners(w/ website, meeting date, brief update) (Peg/Helen)
  • Letter from w/ Cliff Snyder Harley Ellis Survey + Engineering (x-section) company (Neil/Tom)
  • Budget & Sourcing (Tom)(Dan budget / trash compactor)
  • City of Detroit Strategy (water dept?) (Dan)
  • List of Landscape Co (Community Garden List from Sue Mosey)(Neil)
  • Set up Susan McBride - Historic District Commission (Tom/Peggy)
  • Identify utilities in ROW - Detroit maproom guy...phone, water, storm, DTE, Detroit Public Lighting? (Dan call MISS-DIG)
  • Signage idea (Tom)
  • Communications sheet (Dan)


Meeting 3/25

  • Communications sheet (Dan)
  • Email to owners(w/ website, meeting date, brief update) (Peg/Helen)
  • Meeting w/ Cliff Snyder Harley Ellis Survey + Engineering (x-section) company (Neil/Tom) (DONE)
  • Funding Position (Tom) DONE
  • Mayor Office Meeting (water dept?) (John)
  • DTE Proposal submitted + Lighting Plan (John / Tom) (DONE)
  • List of Landscape Co (Community Garden List from Sue Mosey)(Neil)
  • Set up Susan McBride - Historic District Commission (John)
  • Identify utilities in ROW - Detroit maproom guy...phone, water, storm, DTE, Detroit Public Lighting? (John call MISS-DIG)

Meeting 3/18

  • Communications sheet (Dan)
  • Email + Handout to owners (Peg/Helen)
  • Survey + Engineering (x-section) company (Neil/Tom)
  • Budget & Sourcing (Tom)(Dan budget / trash compactor)
  • Mayor Office Meeting (John)
  • DTE Proposal submitted + Lighting Plan (John / Tom)
  • List of Landscape Co (Community Garden List from Sue Mosey)(Neil)



Meeting 3/11

  • Management
    • Workplan
    • Weekly meeting
    • Earth Day event
  • Lighting Proposal
    • Meeting Thurs - 3/12 @ 1pm with Full Spectrum Solutions in Jackson MI
    • DTE Proposal
  • Overall Funding
    • Met with Sue Mosey - unofficially committed
  • Survey Company
    • Jim Sears - Metco
    • Joe Gallagher - Jacobson & Assoc 734-414-7200
    • Neil - Harley, Ellis, Devereaux...Meeting on Thurs @ 1:30pm
  • City Approval
    • Rick Gyer and Rick Bowers meeting @ 5pm @ MCBW
  • Other Meetings
    • Dwight Fowler



Green Alley Workplan