Great Lakes Water Authority identifies issue at SE Detroit pump station ahead of flood threat
With several inches of rain expected to fall across Metro Detroit over the next few days, the Great Lakes Water Authority is warning residents to remain alert and be prepared for potential flooding -- especially after an issue was discovered at a local pump station.
Michigan Democrats announce $5 billion plan for water infrastructure, climate investments
DETROIT — Several Democratic lawmakers from the Michigan House and Senate gathered in Detroit’s Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood Tuesday to announce a $5 billion proposal to address extreme climate events in Michigan. Less than a month later, another basements and vehicles took on water again after more heavy rainfall overwhelmed drainage systems. The proposed spending would fund local planning and resiliency grants, dam safety, shoreline protection and restoration, lead-line replacements and clean water infrastructure grants. “We are proposing bold changes because that is what Michiganders need to address the decades of lack of investment in our water infrastructure. “They were very receptive to the proposed $25 million and we were told that we would reengage with that once we came back into Lansing,” Irwin said.mlive.com
Entrepreneur set to open community grocery store in heart of Detroit neighborhood
It’s coming in the form of a community funded neighborhood grocery store right in the heart of Detroit’s Jefferson and Chalmers neighborhood. Many are excited about the neighborhood grocery store right on Manistique. “This is the upcoming neighborhood grocery. Wright is the owner of the upcoming grocery store. The checkout counter, we’re going to rebuild the checkout counter here,” said Wright.
What $150K buys in Detroit right now
Welcome to this weeks installment of Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can buy for a certain dollar amount in various Detroit neighborhoods. BagleyA 1,676-square-foot home on San Juan Drive is listed with Omar Ghazzawi of Keller Williams for $158,500. Grandmont-RosedaleA 1,803-square-foot home on Longacre Street is listed with Jay Taylor of Keller Williams for $149,000. Jefferson ChalmersA 1,702-square-foot Tudor on Lakewood Street is listed with Daniel Ericksen of Sothebys International Realty for $150,000. Martin ParkA 1,868-square-foot home on Princeton Street is listed with Jay Taylor of Keller Williams for $145,000.detroit.curbed.com
Residents of Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood give input on development at meeting
DETROIT - The nonprofit Jefferson East Inc. and its development arm, Jefferson Development Corp., are asking residents of the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood what they want. More than 100 residents went Tuesday night to a meeting where they were asked for input. The group is aiming to have an East Jefferson corridor master plan done shortly. What we really want is to hear from the residents, Jefferson East Incs Joshua Ellington said. A lot of folks have been here for 20, 30, 40 years and a lot of them want to see the vibrant Main Street corridor they once knew to be here, Jefferson Development Corp, CEO Derric Scott said.
Watch Local 4 News at 11 -- Aug. 27, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what is coming up on Local 4 News at 11:Stranded patientA woman was stuck in a doctor's office for hours, stranded, because the transportation company didn't show up. Jefferson ChalmersThe nonprofit Jefferson East, Inc. and its development arm Jefferson Development Corporation is asking residents of the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood what they want. Detroit Youth ChoirThe Detroit Youth Choir was on America's Got Talent Tuesday night. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
What $200K buys in Detroit right now
Welcome to this weeks installment of Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can buy for a certain dollar amount in various Detroit neighborhoods. East English VillageA 1,427-square-foot Colonial on Bishop Street is listed through OConnor Real Estate for $195,000. Oakman Boulevard Historic DistrictA 2,126-square-foot home on Oakman Boulevard is listed through Hassan Shukr of Own It Realty for $199,900. This unassuming little Colonial in the historic Green Acres neighborhood has been completely renovated. East English VillageJefferson ChalmersOakman Boulevard Historic DistrictNew CenterGreen Acres vote view results 34% East English Village (170 votes)19% Jefferson Chalmers (95 votes)10% Oakman Boulevard Historic District (49 votes)17% New Center (87 votes)17% Green Acres (86 votes) 487 votes total Vote Nowdetroit.curbed.com
Jefferson Chalmers neighbors want more help to battle flooding from city
Its all about surviving and protecting for neighbors in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood. It did stop some of the water, Michael Seger said. Its not stopping, Seger said. Recently the city passed out a Notice of Emergency Order saying that it is going to fix the issue, but with stipulations. I dont see how the city can be blaming the residents and people that live over here for this issue, when we cant control this, Seger said.
Widespread flooding in Jefferson Chalmers causes city to issue emergency order
Youve got water from the sky, water from the canals and river, and then water from the city, Grannum says. Jefferson Chalmers is at the epicenter of flooding in Detroit in a year that has seen widespread floods across the country. This initiative replaces the previous arrangement where residents would pick up sandbags from city distribution sites and install them themselves. The emergency order also imposes a penalty on anyone who moves sandbags without city approval. I love it over here so much.Jefferson Chalmers residents can find additional resourcesincluding information on dealing with mold, health issues and property tax assistanceat detroitmi.gov/flood.detroit.curbed.com
Detroit issues emergency order to address flooding in Jefferson Chalmers area
The city said Wednesday that its taking steps to stop river and canal water from flooding homes and streets in major areas of the neighborhood with an emergency order. The city will begin preparing and placing thousands of sand bags in vulnerable areas as soon as Thursday. An emergency order issued gives workers the right to access the exterior of privately owned properties to place the sand bags as necessary to prevent water from flowing into neighborhoods. According to the order, residents are not to remove sand bags until authorized by the city. That is a major focus, but its also about reducing the demand on our wet weather pumping and treatment facilities, said DWSD Director Gary Brown.