April

April 13, 2015

Dreaming big — no, huge — in Detroit

Detroit Free Press - April 12, 2015 [DETROIT] - Imagine turning Matty Moroun's dilapidated train station into the world's largest children's museum. Imagine an international cable car system from lower Woodward Avenue in Detroit to Oulette in Windsor. Imagine a gigantic Ferris Wheel...

January

January 14, 2015

Newsmakers of the Year 2014 - Matt Cullen

CRAIN'S - January 4, 2014 [DETROIT] - It has taken seven years and an immeasurable amount of political jockeying, but the $137 millionM-1 Rail streetcar project broke ground in July and is on schedule to be running up and down Woodward Avenue in 2016. The project's conductor as CEO...

January 12, 2015

25 Knight Cities Challenge finalists are from Detroit

DEADLINE DETROIT - January 12, 2015  [DETROIT] - Twenty-five applicants Detroit are finalists in the Knight Cities Challenge, a new three-year project to support urban innovations. This city has the most finalists nationwide. Those in the running for grants this spring include the...

January 8, 2015

Top Five Detroit Trail and Path Projects for 2015

January 5, 2015 [DETROIT]- Let’s start by saying it’s not easy picking only five — and that speaks well about all that is happening to make the city of Detroit a better place for biking and trails. But here we go in no specific order... READ MORE

December

December 18, 2014

Conservancy Receives Numerous Awards In 2014

December 18, 2014 [DETROIT] - This year was a banner year for the Conservancy in terms of receiving accolades for its successful riverfront revitalization efforts, with the organization receiving awards at a local, regional, national and even international level. Among the...

December 18, 2014

Successful Programming Initiatives Contribute to Busy Year

December 18, 2014 [DETROIT] - A diverse offering of programming and special events this summer ensured that the riverfront was alive with activity.  With everything from special events a Special events, family-friendly and environmental programming, health and wellness programs and...

December 18, 2014

Busy Fall Construction leads to Riverfront Progress

Riverfront construction continued throughout the end of the year with several projects making significant progress. Gabriel Richard Park The just-completed winding concrete walkway and a 38-spot parking lot will provide easier access to Gabriel Richard Park for spring visitors....

December 18, 2014

Riviere28 Collaborations Raise Funds And Help Reach New Audiences

December 18, 2014 [DETROIT] -  With its mission to bring attention to the Conservancy while raising critical funds to support the organization, Riviere28 presented its annual signature summer events—Light Up the Riverfront and Soiree on the Greenway—which drew more than 700...

December 18, 2014

Conservancy Salutes Two Long-time Board Members

December 16, 2014 [DETROIT] - One of the key factors in the ongoing success the Conservancy has enjoyed over the last 10 years is the strength of its Board of Directors, representing a diverse mix of business, community and public sector leaders from throughout Metro Detroit.  This...

December 17, 2014

Dequindre Cut — North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

Significant progress on the half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut has been made this fall.  All restoration work at the Division and Adelaide street bridges is complete and the Alfred Street bridge has been demolished. New structural supports for the Wilkins Street bridge are...

December 17, 2014

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

The just-completed winding concrete walkway and a 38-spot parking lot will provide easier access to Gabriel Richard Park for spring visitors. During the fall, dramatic ground-level lighting was installed at the popular brick labyrinth. Construction of the new restroom facility,...

December 17, 2014

Chene Park - East & West

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

During the last several months, contractors successfully completed the restoration of the seawall, installed underground utilities and poured concrete for walkways and planters at parcels east and west of Chene Park.  The iconic stainless steel RiverWalk railing, benches and waste...

December 17, 2014

The Outdoor Adventure Center

Construction Project : DNR Adventure Center

Exhibit crews continue to work inside the historic Globe Building as it transforms into the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Outdoor Adventure Center.  Over the last several months, workers have been making significant progress on the center’s three-story waterfall and...

December 16, 2014

Conservancy Receives Numerous Awards In 2014

December 16, 2014 [DETROIT] - This year was a banner year for the Conservancy in terms of receiving accolades for its successful riverfront revitalization efforts, with the organization receiving awards at a local, regional, national and even international level.  Among the...

December 16, 2014

Conservancy Salutes Two Long-time Board Members

December 16, 2014 [DETROIT] - One of the key factors in the ongoing success the Conservancy has enjoyed over the last 10 years is the strength of its Board of Directors, representing a diverse mix of business, community and public sector leaders from throughout Metro Detroit.  This...

December 16, 2014

Riviere28 Collaborations Raise Funds And Help Reach New Audiences

December 16, 2014 [DETROIT] - With its mission to bring attention to the Conservancy while raising critical funds to support the organization, Riviere28 presented its annual signature summer events—Light Up the Riverfront and Soiree on the Greenway—which drew more than 700 attendees...

December 16, 2014

Successful Programming Initiatives Contribute to Busy Year

December 16, 2014 [DETROIT]- Special events, family-friendly and environmental programming, health and wellness programs and arts and cultural initiatives all combined to make the riverfront a vibrant and active world-class gathering place this year.  In addition to recurring...

November

November 12, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Receives International Honors For RiverWalk Project

November 12, 2014 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy was recognized on a global scale by The Waterfront Center in Washington, D.C. during the 2014 Excellence on the Waterfront Awards last week, receiving a Project Honor Award for the Detroit RiverWalk.  “The Detroit...

November 5, 2014

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Seeks Operator For Popular Riverfront Cafe

November 5, 2014 - [DETROIT] The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is seeking proposals for a vendor to run the operations of its RiverWalk Cafe, which is located at Rivard Plaza, a popular east riverfront destination that features a carousel, bike shop, boat tours, restrooms and other...

October

October 14, 2014

Shimmer Raises Significant Funds for the Conservancy

October 14, 2014 [DETROIT] - “Hot Havana Nights” made for one very cool event as the Conservancy welcomed more than 500 attendees to its fifth annual fundraising gala, Shimmer on the River.  Perhaps best of all, the event raised more than $165,000 for the Conservancy. Highlights of...

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