8/24 Neighborhood Framework Open House!

All residents of Franklin Park, Joy Community, Gardenview, Warrendale & Warren Avenue to see what is being planned for this part of west side Detroit on Saturday, August 24, 2–6 pm at the beautiful Brennan Pool building in Rouge Park!

Over the last six months, residents & groups have worked with the Detroit Planning & Development Department to propose potential projects for streets, houses, parks, businesses & more as part of the Warrendale & Cody Rouge Neighborhood Framework. Now come see what they have come up with & let city government know your priorities.

As Joy Community Association President Andy Webb said, “This is an opportunity to learn what is important in the community for the community.”

+ Free & open to humans of all ages!
+ Child care provided & refreshments served!
+ Learn about the Neighborhood Framework!
+ Meet young people, resident groups & professionals working with city government for a better neighborhood

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Detroit Youth Urbanism Summit 2019

Since July, a group of west side young people have been working together with educators Denis Rochac, Marcellus Armstrong & University of Orange @uoforange to develop their version of youth urbanism. Join them Wednesday August 21, 5-7 pm for their final event, Detroit Youth Urbanism Summit 2019!

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Cody Rouge & Warrendale Youth Urbanists Invite You to

Detroit Youth Urbanism Summit 2019
“Taking Us Back”

We’ll have:
A Time Machine! 
Ways to get yourselves involved in shaping the future!
our Space Evaluation Tool, AKA “Safe 4 Youth Rubric”! All Teens invited!
Also for people of all ages!
Free Event! 
Free Food!

See you Wednesday, August 21 from 5 – 7 pm! 
St. Suzanne Cody Rouge Community Resource Center 
19321 West Chicago, Detroit MI 48228 “Detroit Youth Urbanism Summit is an opportunity for us young adults to take control and make change in our community” 

As part of the year-long Cody Rouge & Warrendale Youth-Centric Neighborhood Framework, 21 teenagers from the area worked for six weeks to learn about their city and the neighborhood. To share what they have learned, they have planned & produced the “Detroit Youth Urbanism Summit 2019 Taking Us Back,” an event to bring together young people from the neighborhood and others interested in our city and the well-being of youth. “Taking Us Back” will be an evening of youth-led events including performances, group activities, and more. 

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More about Cody Rouge & Warrendale Youth-Centric Neighborhood Framework

6/29 Community Picnic Table Factory Produces!

Over a sizzling sunny June 29 on Detroit’s west side, residents & groups from across Warrendale & Cody Rouge came together to build picnic tables, which were then distributed to sitting areas created by Evergreen Block Club, Westwood Block Club, Warrendale Community Organization, Joy Community Association, and the Joy-Southfield CDC Farmer’s Market.

Salute to our brave leader in the effort Public Workshop & all who made the event possible including Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation, Warrendale Community Organization, ACCESS, Brightmoor Maker Space, Sunbridge Collaborative, Nick Tobier, Ordinary Clothing Brand & Sit On It Detroit.



6/29 Join the Community Picnic Table Factory!


Saturday, June 29, join neighborhood groups & fellow Warrendale & Cody Rouge residents to build picnic tables for community gathering spaces across the west side! Block clubs, neighborhood associations, and organizations have requested picnic tables to enhance various properties as places for people to come together, celebrate, relax, and enjoy life. Come see us and help out on Joy Road at Artesian, there will be other fun building activities for humans of all ages, and all volunteers will enjoy delicious foods.

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Attend a Public Discussion near you in May & June!

Help your neighborhood get real projects to improve streets, parks, places to live & businesses by joining a Public Discussion in May & June hosted by neighborhood organizations with Detroit Planning & Development Department.  All residents, workers, property owners, and business owners are invited to attend two-hour interactive Public Discussions hosted by neighborhood organizations including Joy Community Association, Joy-Southfield CDC, ACCESS, Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance & Franklin Park Community Association, Warren Avenue Community Organization, and Warrendale Community Organization. The agenda includes interactive activities for humans of all ages, introduction to the city government’s Neighborhood Framework process & discussion of concrete projects you’d like the city and neighborhood organizations to undertake for improving the area’s physical environment for young people & all residents. Most meetings are meant for all residents, with two specialized meetings for business and property owners. Please find a Public Discussion near you and register today! Joy Community Association Thursday, May 9, 6 pm Thursday, June 13, 6 pm The Village of St. Martha’s 15875 Joy Road Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance & Franklin Park Community Association Thursday, May 16, 6:30 pm Monday, June 24, 6:30 pm Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance 19321 West Chicago Joy Southfield CDC Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 pm Second Grace Church 18700 Joy Road Thursday, June 27, 6 pm (FOR BUSINESS & PROPERTY OWNERS) Ss Peter and Paul Church Activity Center 7685 Grandville Ave (enter at Westwood parking lot side) Warrendale Community Organization Wednesday, May 22, 6 pm Thursday, June 20, 6 pm Ss Peter and Paul Church Activity Center 7685 Grandville Ave (enter at Westwood parking lot side) Warren Avenue Community Organization Thursday, June 6, 5:30 pm Friday, June 21, 5:30 pm Polish Legion of American Vets, 7900 Greenfield Road (enter via Yinger Ave or gas station on Tireman) ACCESS Date TBD (FOR BUSINESS & PROPERTY OWNERS ) 18900 Joy Road

4/30 What is a Cody Rouge & Warrendale Neighborhood Framework? Public Kick-off & World Debut

To mark the public kick-off of the year-long Cody Rouge & Warrendale Neighborhood Framework process, all area residents are invited to hear a presentation from nine area teenagers who have spent the last ten weeks interviewing city officials & neighborhoods leaders, attending public meetings, and trying to answer the question: What is a Cody Rouge & Warrendale Neighborhood Framework?

Information will be available about he coming year of activities—public discussions, youth programs, and neighborhood improvement projects—focused on the future of the west side neighborhoods of Cody Rouge & Warrendale, including Franklin Park, Joy Community, Warrendale, and Warren Avenue.

The event will begin with welcomes from the neighborhood groups participating in the Organizational Steering Committee, then turns over to nine area teenagers who have spent the last ten weeks investigating who makes decisions about their neighborhood, from streets and building demolition to parks and new businesses. The young people will present their report, then moderate a discussion among neighborhood leaders and audience members.

Learn more & RSVP to Matt Williams, West Region Planner, at (313) 224-5594 or email

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