New development of green spaces

From the West River to the East River, It seems that a lot of green spaces are in full expansion.

On the West River side We have more opportunities to develop in synergy with the River, which is quite exciting when you think about it, because the city will be able to enjoy concerts, playgrounds and outdoor ice-skating. We can also count on new aquatic activities with which to interact in the park.

A design contest is also in the news right now, four finalists present their ideas, only one will win and will commit to the community in 2018 to create the best design for the park.

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The redevelopment of the West River is estimated at $ 50 million. The jury would be deliberating today and the winner will be selected this spring.

“This competition is among the most compelling we’ve seen in the United States in recent years,” said Maurice D. Cox, director of the Detroit City Planning and Development Department. “The companies competing to win this competition have created some of the world’s most unique and famous public spaces and have spent a lot of time learning what the people of Detroit want to see in West Riverfront Park over the past five months. so we are excited to share these visions with the public. “

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On the side of the East Detroit River

We are more in the redevelopment of the surroundings, be it vacant lots, warehouses, a new greenway, a new urban beach to residential and commercial neighborhoods.

A revival has already been announced for the Stone Soap Building, bringing a modern look. Nearby, plans were released last fall for the construction of a new residence and grocery store in East Jefferson, adding to the density of the area.

The Riverfront is already a popular destination in Detroit – what will be in the years to come?