June

June 17, 2014

Outdoor Adventure Center

After months of steady progress, construction crews are currently busy checking off items needed to complete the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Outdoor Adventure Center prior to the installation of exhibits.  Specialists are busy building the many Phase One exhibits that...

June 17, 2014

West Riverfront

The 20-acre 1801 W. Jefferson property along the west riverfront will soon be bustling with activity as the Conservancy prepares to open it to the general public once power is connected at the site.  This first phase of the west riverfront project has three pathways from Jefferson...

June 17, 2014

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Work to parcels east and west of Chene Park this year will bring the Conservancy closer to its ultimate goal of a continuous 3.5 miles of east riverfront, which are accessible, beautiful and engaging for visitors and connected via the popular RiverWalk. At the former Holcim property...

April

April 8, 2014

1801 West Jefferson

Construction Project : 1801 West Jefferson

A 30-foot-extra-wide RiverWalk perfect for biking, jogging and fishing will welcome visitors this spring as the Conservancy prepares to open the first phase of the west riverfront at 1801 West Jefferson.  Three 20-foot-wide pathways leading to the riverfront will provide the...

April 8, 2014

Outdoor Adventure and Discovery Center

Construction Project : DNR Adventure Center

External and internal work on the historic Globe Building continues as crews transform the structure into the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure and Discovery Center.  When the 43,000-square-foot Center opens late this summer, it will feature a variety of...

April 8, 2014

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Significant enhancements to parcels east and west of Chene Park will be ready for the public to enjoy this fall. The former Watermark property to the west of Chene Park will feature a curved colored concrete walkway that leads to stainless steel marine railings along the riverfront...

April 8, 2014

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

One of the riverfront’s most family-friendly spots and a prime fishing location, the 23-acre Gabriel Richard Park will become more accessible with the addition of an environmentally friendly 36-space parking lot and a colored concrete walkway that connects the community north of...

April 8, 2014

Mt. Elliott Park

Construction Project : Mt. Elliott Park

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on a completely transformed Mt. Elliott Park in preparation for its much-anticipated grand opening the afternoon of June 6.  Among its many amenities will be a universally accessible Great Lakes-themed schooner water feature with...

April 8, 2014

Dequindre Cut - North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

The half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut will provide an even more convenient connection between the riverfront and Eastern Market and better link the popular path to other greenways being developed throughout the city when it opens in late fall. Following site clearing and...

November

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

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

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...

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.

August

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...

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