City of Detroit Review and Approval Process

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Meetings with City of Detroit

Jose Abraham (06/04/09)

  • Dan Scarcella and Tom Brennan met with Mr. Jose Abraham, Dept of Public Works (DPW) - General Manager
  • Meeting lasted 1.5 hours.
  • Purpose was to determine the City of Detroit approval process for the green alley
  • Mr Abraham indicated the following:
    • He was there to help make the green alley demonstration project happen. He would be the coordination point with the City on the project. We we're to call him is there are any difficulties in moving through the process.
    • He felt the process should take about two weeks once we had the proper set of documentation.
    • Here's the process he laid out:
      • Preliminary Meetings
        • Meet with the Detroit Water and Sewer Department (DWSD) and query them on whether:
      1. They have any water or sewer mains in the alley
      2. What the repair history is on these lines
      3. If they had any plans to replace them
        • Meet with City Engineering of DPW - Jessie Jacob (313-224-3953 @ Cadillac Bldg 9th Fl) and get the requirements for the submittal package for the alley.
      • Formal Review Process
        • Submit the required submittal package to City Engineering - Jessie Jacob
        • City Engineering will coordinate a review meeting with:
          • City Engineering
          • DWSD
          • Traffic Engineering - Mani Patel (628-5601 / 506-2797)
        • Once they have reviewed it and all concerns are addressed they would approve the drawings.
      • Permitting Process
        • The DPW - City Engineering Dept would issue the permit to build according to the approved plans

General Information

  • Contact information for city officials and departments
  • A description of the relevant city departments and how they are related
  • Waste Regulations
  • Water Regulations
  • Paving Regulations
  • Maintenance Regulations
  • Options for closing an alley
  • Historic Preservation
  • Miss Dig requirements and processes