The City of Westland is currently seeking to obtain certification through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's (MEDC) Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) program.
The RRC program is a voluntary, no-cost certification program designed to promote effective redevelopment strategies through a set of best practices. The program measures and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into their daily development practices. The RRC certification is a formal recognition that a community has a vision for the future and the fundamental practices in place to get there.
Westland became formally engaged in the program on May 6, 2019 and has been working towards alignment with the RRC's best practices while awaiting its evaluation from the MEDC. Westland received its baseline report on April 21, 2020, which showed 35% total alignment with the RRC’s best practices and partial alignment with an additional 45%.
With this Baseline Report in hand, the city has now moved into the third and final phase of the RRC process. During this phase the city will work to address each of the best practice criteria identified by the MEDC.
The RRC Program allows communities to streamline internal processes and certification opens the door for a stronger working relationship with the State of Michigan with increased access to funding and collaborative opportunities to market Westland's exciting redevelopment opportunities.
All of Westland’s RRC resources can be found here: