Taking its name from the intersections of Livernois and McNichols (referred to colloquially as 6mile road) Live6 Alliance, began in 2015 with the mission “to enhance quality of life and economic opportunity in Northwest Detroit”. The Livernois and McNichols Corridor Revitalization Plan, a comprehensive planning strategy focused on implementing a coordinated range of transformative projects to address physical, social, and economic challenges in this area of Northwest Detroit. The Fitzgerald Neighborhood, which resides on the Southwest corner of the intersection, was selected because of the concentration of publicly- owned vacant lots and homes. Currently, part of the neighborhood is undergoing a massive revitalization in which more than 100 homes will be rehabilitated and 200 vacant lots will be transformed into greenspace. Considering the impact of revitalization efforts, it is vitally important that communities which are experiencing such development be empowered with information that will facilitate their ability to identify the historic and artistic character, as well as the communal value, of their neighborhoods.
Business Corridor - Arts and Culture
Focusing on the McNichols and Livernois intersection, the first phase of DNA used art to bring new life to vacant storefronts, empty lots and new public spaces cross a range of mediums. A collaborative engagement and artist selection processes empowered neighborhood stakeholders to curate arts investments in their community through process and partnership.
Streetscape - Arts and Environment
Strategically located in the heart of the Fitzgerald community, the highly visible final murals and installations will be located between Wyoming and Livernois Avenue, along Puritan Ave. The artist must produce a creative plan to incorporate the engagement of residents in a project focused on a walk-ability environmental focus, in the commercial corridor of Puritan street helping to connect the north and south sides of the Fitzgerald community. A walkability plan should include safety, beautification and access to green spaces.