November

November 21, 2013

Trail of the Month: November 2013 Michigan's Dequindre Cut Greenway

Rails to Trails Conservancy (November 2013) Everyone has heard about Detroit's troubles: the bankruptcy, the population decline, abandoned buildings and urban decay. What's not often heard is the story of the strength, resilience and pride of Detroiters. Read the rest of the story...

November 12, 2013

Mt. Elliott Park

Construction Project : Mt. Elliott Park

Construction on Mt. Elliott Park’s much anticipated transformation is nearing completion.  Right now, mechanical and electrical systems are undergoing inspection in preparation for the winter months. The final inspection of the water feature will occur in early spring, prior to the...

November 11, 2013

4th Annual Shimmer on the River - Photo Gallery

dbusiness (November 7, 2013): The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy held its 4th annual Shimmer on the River fundraiser on Sept. 12 at the Cobo Center ballroom in downtown Detroit. More than 650 guests attended the presentation that honored the contributions of Marlene and John Boll...

November 11, 2013

Troy Resident Honored for Work on Detroit’s Riverfront

C & G News (September 11, 2013): Troy resident Faye Alexander Nelson is honored and humbled to receive the Detroit Public Television Visionary Award. But she’d rather talk about what the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy... Read the rest of the story at candgnews.com      

November 11, 2013

Cobo Center's new ballroom with a view celebrates Detroit River

Detroit Free Press (September 15, 2013): Cobo Center’s new Grand Riverview Ballroom had no sooner opened to fanfare last weekend that Detroiters began putting it to use... Read the rest of the story at www.freep.com

November 11, 2013

OTHER VOICES: Riverfront gains are group effort

Crain's Detroit Business (October 06, 2013): The last decade has been a monumental one for the nonprofit Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the Detroit riverfront... Read the rest of the story at www.crainsdetroit.com

November 11, 2013

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Celebrates 10 Years

Michigan Chronicle (September 11, 2013): Happy 10th Birthday To Our Riverfront! CEO says Detroit’s Riverfront thrives through community support... Read the rest of the story at michiganchronicleonline.com

November 11, 2013

Detroit Riverfront Clears Another Hurdle for Development

dbusiness (September 5, 2013): The Detroit Economic Growth Corp. says the western portion of the Uniroyal site by Belle Isle is nearing completion following a two-year remediation process, which clears another hurdle in plans to redevelop the 43-acre site for mixed-use development,...

November 11, 2013

Detroit’s Water Renaissance: New Shorelines, Old Problems on the Detroit River

GREAT LAKES ECHO (September 3, 2013): The Detroit River is 32 miles long on the U.S. side, and of those 32 miles, just one mile is still an undeveloped wetland. That mile, the Humbug Marsh, is tucked behind an old steel plant off a quiet two-lane highway in Trenton, an extension of...

November 11, 2013

Dequindre Cut - North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

After the September groundbreaking celebration for the Dequindre Cut North extension, crews immediately began working on site preparation.  Clearing of overgrowth and debris is now complete and relocation of underground utilities is underway.  Once the half-mile greenway extension...

November 11, 2013

Globe Building

Construction Project : DNR Adventure Center

Work progresses on enclosing the historic Globe Building and transforming the structure into the Outdoor Adventure & Discovery Center.  When it is complete, visitors will experience the Michigan outdoors through four primary interpretive areas – Michigan Trails, The Big Tree,...

November 11, 2013

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

As part of the ongoing evolution of the east riverfront, parcels east and west of Chene Park will be enhanced during the next phase of construction in 2014.  To the west, the former Watermark property will feature a colored concrete walkway from Atwater Street to the riverfront,...

November 11, 2013

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

If Mother Nature cooperates, construction will begin in the early spring on significant enhancements to Gabriel Richard Park that will improve access and safety to the park, including installation of pathway connectors from Jefferson Avenue, the much-needed addition of an...

November 11, 2013

West Riverfront

Construction Project : 1801 West Jefferson

The riverfront revitalization marches westward with the upcoming completion of the 1801 W. Jefferson parcel. The 20-acre land parcel will be a safe and accessible location for visitors to walk, bike and fish.  Wide expanses of lush green space are visible from the river and from the...

September

September 3, 2013

Uniroyal Clean-up

Construction Project : Uniroyal Site

Efforts continue at the former Uniroyal factory site. Contaminated dirt is carefully excavated and replaced with pollutant free soil and clay. This stage of the reclamation project focuses on the western third of the 43-acre site.

September 3, 2013

1801 West Jefferson

Construction Project : 1801 West Jefferson

The riverfront revitalization marches westward with the upcoming completion of the 1801 W. Jefferson parcel. The 20-acre land parcel will be a safe and accessible location for visitors to walk, bike and fish.  Wide expanses of lush green space are visible from the river and from the...

August

August 20, 2013

Detroit riverfront development continues regardless of what happens at ‘contaminated’ park

MLive (August 20, 2013): While a 20-acre park along Detroit’s riverfront sits idle and collects trash, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy continues to work on a 5.5-mile project that will eventually abut Riverside Park, which has been semi-closed since 2012 due to [claims of]...

August 17, 2013

Mt. Elliott Park

Construction Project : Mt. Elliott Park

Construction on Mt. Elliott Park’s much anticipated transformation is nearing completion.  Right now, mechanical and electrical systems are undergoing inspection in preparation for the winter months. The final inspection of the water feature will occur in early spring, prior to the...

August 4, 2013

Projects add up to big changes for downtown Detroit

Detroit Free Press (August 4, 2013): Major changes are coming to downtown Detroit soon. Most of the big projects on tap have been announced and some are even under construction. But the cumulative impact may not have sunk into the public’s consciousness yet... Read the full story at...

July

July 28, 2013

Rivertown plan seen as catalyst for more development

Crain's Detroit Business (July 28, 2013): An ambitious plan announced last week to build a $55 million mixed-use residential and retail development along the Detroit riverfront is viewed as a way to jump-start other east riverfront projects... Read the rest of the story at...

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