Detroit People's Platform stand in solidarity with Hubbard Richard residents organizing to demand a legally binding Community Benefits Agreement.
Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of publicly-owned land to the Detroit International Bridge Co, who want to use the land for a new international bridge. This would tremendously impact the nearby communities.
Over the past few months, residents have shared more about the DIBC’s intentions to:
- Continue to seek permits to build a second Ambassador Bridge
- Displace existing residents on St. Anne Street and expand the DIBC Truck Plaza further into our neighborhood - with or without a new bridge
- Seek to close St. Anne street between Lafayette and Fort & the public alley so the can MOVE "The Wall" that the community agreed was the "line-in-the-sand" but now DIBC is determined to not respect Hubbard Richard & "The Wall" that separates the community from their Truck Plaza!
Any of these actions would harm the health, safety, and vibrancy of the Hubbard communities. Because of this, Hubbard Richard residents need to sign a community benefits agreement with the DIBC - before 3085 W Jefferson is transferred.
Residents anticipate City Council will be voting on transferring the land on February 21st. More information here: