April 20, 2016 [DETROIT] - A relatively mild winter allowed for significant progress on several construction projects located along the riverfront.  Now that spring is here, crews are continuing to make tremendous strides on projects that are transforming the East Riverfront.



One of the last remaining parcels along the East Riverfront that has not yet been transformed, the property located between Stroh River Place and Chene East, will see significant work this summer.  Current drawings that will connect the RiverWalk between these two locations are currently under review by the State of Michigan. 

Later this summer, work will begin on construction of an attractive pedestrian bridge that will allow visitors to cross over the boat slips that were previously used by the U.S. Coast Guard.  When finished, this area will feature the same popular amenities as other areas along the RiverWalk, such as the familiar marine railing, stainless steel benches, new lighting, security cameras and colorful landscaping.



Among the most visual transformative projects along the East Riverfront is the Orleans Landing development.  Exterior walls of seven residential buildings are now standing.  Several buildings are seeing significant exterior brick work.  Roof and window installation is currently underway, and structural steel is now set for the retail space.  Construction will continue throughout the year.  Orleans Landing will welcome its first residents in the winter of 2016/17. 

When complete, the $65M project will feature 278 residential units and space for retail.



Now that Waters Edge construction is complete, residents are now able to call Detroit’s newest riverfront community home.  To date, more than 25 apartments have been pre-leased and many residents have moved in to their new homes.  

Waters Edge features 129 one, two and three-bedroom units along the scenic RiverWalk and is located within the 35-acre Harbortown complex.