Gathering space opens in Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood

The importance of the civic commons to neighborhood revitalization:

“But the one thing this area has lacked is a central community gathering space. A place where people can see what’s going on but also offer their input and what they want to see because if we’re going to bring this community back, it has to be from the vision of the people who stayed.” Mayor Mike Duggan on the opening of HomeBase, a storefront community and collaboration center that is part of the civic commons efforts in Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood.