Applicability of Joint Development Tools in Detroit

by Kenneth S. Opiela, Transportation Systems Analysis Engr.; General Motors Transportation Systems Center, Detroit, Mich.,
Ronald G. Arbogast, (A.M.ASCE), Grad. Student; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Wayne State Univ., Detroit, Mich.,
Snehamay Khasnabis, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Wayne State Univ., Detroit, Mich.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 71-88

Document Type: Journal Paper


Joint development (JD) is a process by which major public facilities are constructed in concert with other projects through the coordinated efforts of public or private agencies, or both. This paper focuses upon the identification and analysis of JD mechanisms for use in the Detroit area where major transit investments are anticipated. A total of nine basic types of JD mechanisms were identified and evaluated in the context of the instutional structure of the area. The mechanisms were evaluated for feasibility by considering statutory basis, taxation issues, revenue sources, bonding authority, public approval, jurisdiction, organizational basis, and other relevant aspects. The evaluation indicated that many JD mechanisms could be considered feasible for use in the Detroit area. In some cases, precedents existed for the use of particular tools. In addition, several local agencies were found to have the authority and capabilities to administer JD programs.

Subject Headings: Joints | Public buildings | Aging (material) | Public private partnership | Private sector | Investments | Feasibility studies | Taxation | Detroit | Michigan | United States

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