Residents give input for Van Born Corridor

Residents give input for Van Born Corridor

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI (10/1/18) –  On Wednesday evening, September 19, residents from both Dearborn Heights and Taylor gathered at the Richard A. Young Center for a presentation from WadeTrim, planning consultants for both cities, on the initial research, findings and continued development of the proposed upgrade to Van Born Road between Inkster and Pelham Roads.

Having initiated this project for the benefit of both cities who share this common border, Mayor Dan Paletko of Dearborn Heights and Mayor Rick Sollars of Taylor were there to welcome dozens of residents and business owners of both cities who came to participate in the development process.

David Anthony, the lead coordinator on the project, gave a detailed presentation and then lead everyone in various exercises in which they were able to express their impressions of Van Born the way it is and what they see as potential opportunities.  While emphasizing that all the changes will not happen overnight, he stressed the importance of creating a common vision and goal to work toward.

“It was good to see so many people taking the opportunity to be a part of this process,” said TIFA Administrator Tom Rosco.  “As was stated a number of times at the meeting, it is vital that the Van Born Corridor be of particular benefit to the neighborhoods through which it travels.”

Van Born Road forms the Southern border of the Dearborn Heights TIFA District between Telegraph and Inkster Roads.

WadeTrim will complete their studies in the near future and present their findings to the officials of both cities for further action in the coming months.

Conceptual image of potential Van Born improvements