Dearborn Heights to host forum on Van Born Corridor improvement project

Dearborn Heights to host forum on Van Born Corridor improvement project

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI (8/31/18) –  The City of Dearborn Heights, in conjunction with its project partners, the City of Taylor and the civil engineering firm WadeTrim, have scheduled a public forum to secure the public’s input/opinions regarding the proposed Van Born Corridor Improvement Project.  The forum will take place Wednesday, September 19 at the City’s Richard A. Young Recreation Center, 5400 McKinley Street.  The meeting will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and all interested parties are invited to attend.

The joint project, shared between the Cities of Dearborn Heights and Taylor, was initiated in 2017 and calls for a host of infrastructure and aesthetic improvements along Van Born Road that will better support local businesses, residents and visitors to the area.  The corridor, separated by Van Born Road, is bordered on the North by Dearborn Heights, while the City of Taylor borders on the South.

A steering committee of citizens and business owners from Dearborn Heights and Taylor has been actively meeting with WadeTrim to consider a number of prospective improvements – particularly between Inkster and Pelham Roads. [see related story here]

“While our Committee and the project partners are actively exploring several different options, I have stressed throughout these deliberations how important it is to secure the input of our businesses owners, residents, elected officials and others who frequent the area” Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko commented.  “This open forum will provide an opportunity to do just that.

We are confident this project, when completed, will serve as the nucleus for a real economic and social growth on both sides of Van Born Road.  We hope to have a great turnout at our September 19 meeting, and hear lots of new ideas that will help influence this important project.”