@AHatinger and I have been having some discussions about how we might move forward as a collective in purchasing and using the 7404 Hanover lot which is across the street from Diana and I’s house. I started an application and have been documenting answers to the questions in the Google Doc where we put together our previous application for this lot:
The current idea is to maintain the majority of the lot as a community farm/garden which also includes space open to the public such as a shade structure and/or seating. Additionally, we could build one or two A-Frame houses on the eastern side of the property, which is similar to the design we originally submitted to the city that was tentatively approved.
Based on the straw poll results, it seems there is agreement that purchasing this lot would be a good use of the funds in the DetroitDAO. It seems likely that the lot could be purchased for less than 5k.
Please let me know if you have feedback or would like to be involved in developing this application with us. The near-term goals are to:
- Reach out to neighbors on Hanover to get their feedback/input and to give them an overview of Detroit Arcology
- Reach out to @AHatinger’s contacts at Oakland Avenue farm to get their feedback and advice on collective ownership structures that support our mission
- Present plan at a Block Club Meeting. I am excited to say I just heard back from Wayne who is restarting a block club for our area and he has tentatively scheduled a meeting for Sunday 4/24 which I plan on attending
- Submit the application to purchase the lot (which includes a site plan)