New Life on the Avenue
Woodward Avenue, perhaps Michigan’s best known highway, was prepping for new life thanks to an exhaustive two year study by Lawrence Tech architecture students completed in 1996. Research and proposals were solicited for the fabled route by the Oakland County Planning Department. Student ideas for a seven community stretch of the road from the Detroit border north to Birmingham aimed at easing congestion, and improving land use, buildings and landscaping. Many of their suggestions were implemented.
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