Parker Village is partnering with the award-winning Architecture, Engineering & Planning, firm OHM Advisors to create innovative designs for its community resource center in the historic city of Highland Park, Michigan, minutes from The Boston Edison District, Midtown & Downtown Detroit.
Designed by Paul Bierman-Lytle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and his team at OHM Advisors, the initial renderings display Phase I of the development, which includes an aquaponics garden & Garden Café, designed to produce healthy farm to table meals, include a farmer’s markets, training center, a community space for outdoor lectures featuring a state of the art event center, restaurant, co-work space, business incubator, and media production center.
“The project is rooted in sustainable technology and plans to power the campus with renewable energy featuring solar, geothermal, and blue infrastructure” explains Juan Shannon, chief visionary of Parker Village. As plans get under way, Parker Village, LLC., has also partnered with Highland Park based, Soulardarity, a member based, non-profit community organization, that was originally formed in response to the repossession of over 1000 streetlights from the city of Highland Park. The group plans to crowd-fund solar powered smart pole streetlights by Ann Arbor based Solartonic, for the Parker Village campus. The top of the line smart pole will include a WiFi Hub, with directional sign and security cameras that will increase the safety of the neighborhood with light and 24/7 monitoring. Project management for the Smart pole installation will be handled by Ryter Cooperative Industries
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About Parker Village, LLC
The folks in Highland Park are known as ‘Parkers’, hence Parker Village. This is a community with the mission of providing a bridge for the revitalization of the city of Highland Park, by creating a gathering space for skills, career training, networking, entrepreneurship, urban gardening. This high tech village is designed to be a model of sustainability, utilizing solar energy, net zero construction, blue infrastructure, and appropriate environmental and sustainable living measures.
Soulardarity is building a brighter future in Highland Park with education, organizing, and people-powered clean energy. We are working to install solar-powered streetlights, save money on energy
bills, and work together with our neighboring communities to build a just and equitable energy system for all. Soulardarity is a membership-based 501c3 non-profit. Our board is comprised of and elected by our members and must be amajority of Highland Parkers.
OHM is a urban development firm integrating architecture, engineering, and urban spaces. They believe in the power of multidisciplinary teamwork to find ideas that aren’t just different – they’re better. Nearly 400 employees throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee partner with leaders at all levels of government, road commissions, school districts, universities, private companies and developers, creating innovative places for people to live, work, play. In addition to being one of Zweig Group’s 2016 Best Firms To Work, they are a three-time recipient of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/M) Firm of the Year Award, a two-time recipient of the Crain’s Cool Places to Work in Michigan Award, a Columbus CEO Magazine Top Workplaces Award winner, an ENR Top 500 Firm and a 101 Best & Brightest Company by the Michigan Business & Professionals Association
Solartonic LLC, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, develops energy efficient lighting applications and customized solar solutions. The company commercializes solar panel technology and integrated solar products. They have already installed several street lights in Highland Park in cooperation with Soulardarity.,
About Ryter Cooperative Industries
Ryter Cooperative Industries is the gateway to the next era of technological service and advancements. In addition to providing IT products and services we also partner with several companies, organizations, and laboratories around the world to provide people with engineering solutions for urban development
projects, renewable energy solutions, educational trainings, as well as support for the disabled
community. RCI’s mission is to connect and provide technical and engineering support and
services for community development initiatives through research & development, implementation of arts, educational training and cutting-edge technology into the growth and sustainability of urban
communities. Specializing in Engineering Services, Energy Solutions, Home Energy Auditing, Custom
Computers Systems, IT Services, Community Development and Technical Training.
For more information contact Juan Shannon at 313-570-0753