Hamilton Anderson Associates Southfield Evercentre Plan

A first-ring suburb of Detroit that experienced major growth during the auto-dominated 1960s — identified the need for a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development in the heart of the City’s center district to help attract and retain professionals, spur economic development and create a district center with a “sense of place.”

With a decidedly suburban historic development pattern, the major challenge was to reach consensus around a vision that integrates culture, retail, recreation and housing in a mixed-use and pedestrian-oriented, rather than separated and auto-oriented, environment.

This plan provides the vision and redevelopment tools to assist the City in facilitating the development of a highly walkable and dynamic environment while linking previously separated places within the district. Using this plan, the City has recently issued a request for proposals to select a qualified development team, and carry forward the vision and guiding principles.