Detroit, MI — The Detroit-area metro area is finally turning its attention to the city’s old-fashioned carpeting and windows.
Officials are moving to remove older carpeting from city hall and city-owned buildings and are looking to the suburbs to replace the rest of the city.
“We’re looking at replacing all the carpets and the old-style tiles and all of that with more modern tiles, new materials, more smart materials,” Detroit Public Works Director of Product Development, Steve McBride, told local media.
Detroit’s city council has yet to vote on the plan, which will take effect in the coming weeks.
The plan includes using a new “smart material” to replace carpets, a new material to replace windows and a new materials to replace ceilings and walls.
A team of engineers and architects is working on creating a new fabric that will replace the old carpet material and will allow for more natural light.
Other city departments will be asked to use a new, “smart materials” to create a new flooring material that will not require as many layers of carpet.
In Detroit, the city council is expected to vote Wednesday on the plans.