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WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- 28th Street here will be crowded with people and classic cars for the Metro Cruise this weekend. City leaders hope crowds will come in the future for boutique shopping, dining and more.

28 West is the name given to a long term plan to turn a section of the city now full of parking lots and empty real estate into a "walkable, bikeable, child-friendly, neighborhood-friendly downtown."

That word from Rebecca Rynbrandt, an assistant city manager for the city of Wyoming. Rynbrandt Friday said the "bold new vision" for 28th Street will be enabled by a new form of zoning, called Form Based Code. She says that will enable much speedier processing of development requests.

"We're all about making change happen and making change happen quickly to leverage new development."

A forum on Tuesday, August 27 will explain the city's plan in more detail. It will start at 6 p.m. at the Wyoming Branch of the Kent District Library at 3350 Michael Avenue.

For more information on 28 West, visit: http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us/28West/