Voices of Detroit: A Visit by Mary Sheffield

Mary Sheffield, Detroit City Councilwoman for District 5 in which the El Moore is located.

Mary Sheffield, Detroit City Councilwoman for District 5 in which the El Moore is located.

The El Moore, a residential apartment complex that is designed to be a model of urban sustainable living, is located on the 600 block of West Alexandrine, which is considered part of the Midtown area of Detroit. The El Moore, and its affiliated project, the Green Garage, a model of an urban sustainable work environment, are both located in the City Council District 5. Over 60% of the owners of the more than 50 businesses-in-residence at the Green Garage are also residents of District 5.

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After decades of having all Detroit City Council members elected “at-large”, the voters chose to return to most City Council members being chosen by districts; 7 of the 9 members of the legislative body of the city now represent a distinct geographical area.

The El Moore Team at the Green Garage was recently honored to host a meeting with Mary Sheffield, the recently elected Councilwoman who represents Detroit City Council District 5.

Mary Sheffield and staff at the Green Garage.

Mary Sheffield and staff at the Green Garage.

Ms. Sheffield and members of her staff met with Tom Brennan, co-founder of the Green Garage and the El Moore, Jason Peet, one of the construction managers of the El Moore, and Pamela Hilliard Owens and other members of the El Moore Writing Team. This was the first time Ms. Sheffield visited the Green Garage, and we look forward to inviting her to the opening of the El Moore in the spring of 2015.

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