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Do you have an idea for a project that will make your Detroit neighborhood better, but feel daunted by the prospect of working with the city? 

The thought of dealing with red tape and bureaucracy can be intimidating, so we asked some of our favorite (and friendly!) Motor City officials to give us the straight skinny on how to approach the city government, what to expect, and how they can help!

Our biggest takeaways? It's not that hard, and you stand to gain a lot. Download the free guide to see how! 

This FREE guide includes:

- Expert advice from three (friendly!) Detroit officials: 
  • Jason Friedmann, Director of Development - East Region, Housing and Revitalization Department
  • Ryan Friedrichs, Chief Development Officer, City of Detroit 
  • Daljit Benipal, Head Engineer, Zoning and Plan Review Division, Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department 
- How to talk to neighbors about positive resident-led change
- Which city officials to call about your neighborhood project
- Five steps to take before you meet with Detroit officials 
- How to apply for a permit 
- Contact information for 17 local Detroit offices who can support your project