The Detroit Historic Neighborhoods Coalition (DHNC) was founded in 1999 to work with the city government on common historic neighborhood issues. This was a natural because there is a community bond between historic neighborhoods and Detroit proudly contains many of the best. They include Indian Village, Boston-Edison and Arden Park, Palmer Woods, North Rosedale Park and Corktown. Within these areas and more, DHNC represents approximately 9000 homes. Since then, the coalition has worked hard to educate residents regarding historic district ordinances, implemented Best Practices Workshops and aided residents with a myriad of questions and concerns. For the 2009 city elections, DHNC gave candidates questionnaires and conducted interviews to assure that voters were well-informed about essential issues before going to the polls.
At the next DHNC meeting, the Director of the Public Lighting for the city will be attending. Once again DHNC is giving residents an opportunity to direct questions and concerns directly to the person in charge. This is an important issue in the 309-year-old city of Detroit particularly in historic neighborhoods. The DHNC is asking that residents of the historic districts plan to attend this important meeting and bring specific questions including addresses and 311 ticket numbers if applicable.
Plan to attend the next DHNC meeting, Thursday, January 21, 2010, at 6:00 pm at the Family Place, 8726 Woodward. Park in the back and enter through the rear doors. For more information about the Detroit Historic Neighborhoods Coalition, go to: www.neighborhoodlink.com/org/dethistoric/