January

January 4, 2021

Joseph Campau Greenway

With Phase One between Jefferson Avenue and Robert Bradby Drive now complete, contractors with the City of Detroit are working on Phase Two of the Joseph Campau Greenway project, which will extend the path to Vernor.  When complete in 2021, this crucial greenway will provide...

January 4, 2021

May Creek

The Conservancy will soon wrap up the design stage for the May Creek Greenway, a project that will provide safe and convenient access to the West Riverfront from Corktown.  Construction is slated to begin in late spring 2021.   

January 4, 2021

Uniroyal Promenade

Construction on the Uniroyal Promenade project began in August 2020 with the instillation of a sediment cap in the river. Now that the sediment cap is in place, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin bringing in riprap, which are large stones that will be placed...

January 4, 2021

DDA Parcel

Construction of the Riverwalk along the Downtown Development Authority-owned property just west of Riverfront Towers will begin in summer 2021. This section of Riverwalk will connect the Riverfront Towers boardwalk with the new Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park.   Currently, the...

January 4, 2021

Riverfront Towers

Security cameras are up and running on the picturesque boardwalk along the Riverfront Towers property.  Completed in June 2020, this section of Riverwalk will open to visitors when connections to the Riverwalk east and west of the property can be made.   

January 4, 2021

The Platform Parcel

This new section of Riverwalk, which runs from just west of the former site of Joe Louis Area to the eastern edge of Riverfront Towers along the Platform property, opened in summer 2020.  It features lush landscaping, security cameras, benches, light posts and marine railing. The...

March

March 15, 2018

Uniroyal RiverWalk Extension

Construction Project : Uniroyal Site

Celebrated French designer Michel Desvigne has an amazing vision for a 1,700-foot stretch of riverfront along the 30-acre Uniroyal site. The project will eliminate the biggest gap along the East Riverfront between Mt. Elliott Park and Gabriel Richard Park. Local architects from...

March 15, 2018

Atwater Beach

When complete in 2019, Atwater Beach will be a one-of-a-kind urban "beachfront" park with a sandy beach, a playscape, a grassy area with trees and a shed structure for programs and events. Located near a new pedestrian bridge connecting Chene Park East and Stroh River Place, the...

March 15, 2018

Chene Park East/Stroh River Place Connection

Construction Project : Chene Park/Stroh River Place Connection

Construction crews are working on a new RiverWalk connection featuring a pedestrian bridge between Chene Park East and Stroh River Place. Crews will work through the winter as weather permits to prepare for the spring and summer construction seasons. In addition to the pedestrian...

March 15, 2018

Dequindre Cut Freight Yard

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

A preview of the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard that occurred during this year’s Harvestfest was very successful. Over the coming months, crews will be installing signs and painting in preparation for a May 19 grand opening. The Freight Yard—which is located along the greenway between...

October

October 18, 2016

Campbell Memorial Terrace

The Campbell Memorial Terrace along the Dequindre Cut is nearing completion. With the custom-designed canopy that shades the stage and the curved concrete seating walls in place, crews are installing decorative landscaping throughout the outdoor performance space.  The Terrace was...

October 18, 2016

Stroh River Place

Construction Project : Chene Park/Stroh River Place Connection

The process of connecting the RiverWalk from Stroh River Place to Chene Park East is underway. A Construction Manager has been selected for the project, and work is slated to begin this fall. The project consists of installing a pedestrian bridge and amenities such as stainless...

October 18, 2016

Orleans Landing

Construction Project : Orleans Landing

The 20 buildings comprising Phase One of the Orleans Landing project are now enclosed and interior framing is complete. Additionally, appliances are being placed in many units. The primary focus during the fall months will be completing interior finishes, which includes painting the...

July

July 19, 2016

Campbell Memorial Terrace

Construction of the David Campbell Memorial Terrace being built along the Dequindre Cut in honor of the Conservancy’s former Board member continues at a swift pace.  Currently, crews are putting the finishing touches on restoring the concrete wall that was once used to support a...

July 19, 2016

Chene Park/Stroh River Place Connection

Construction Project : Chene Park/Stroh River Place Connection

Plans are moving forward to build a pedestrian bridge over the boat slips that were formerly used by the U.S. Coast Guard, which will connect Chene Park East to the Stroh River Place property.  The project is set to begin this fall.   In addition to the pedestrian bridge, the...

July 19, 2016

Orleans Landing

Construction Project : Orleans Landing

Work at the Orleans Landing site continues at a steady pace, with notable visual construction progress made daily.  Right now, tradespeople are completing roof systems and installing windows in newly erected buildings.  Placement of interior flooring, wall framing and drywall...

June

June 18, 2015

Other Projects Along the RiverWalk

  June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -To assist those who love to bicycle along the RiverWalk, bike repair stations have been installed at each of the plazas. The tall, red stations are easy to see and conveniently located.  They allow bicyclists to make simple repairs to their bikes, such as...

June 18, 2015

Dequindre Cut — North

Construction Project : Dequindre Cut - North

  June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -Crews continue making steady progress with the half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut.  Bridge work is nearing completion, with the reconstruction of the Wilkins Street crossing as the last needed before the Cut opens.  Construction of the Wilkins Street...

June 18, 2015

Gabriel Richard Park

Construction Project : Gabriel Richard Park

 June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] -The enhancements to Gabriel Richard Park have been finished, so visitors are now enjoying ample parking and a pathway from Jefferson Avenue, as well as new restroom facilities and a lighted labyrinth.  Other amenities to be added this summer season will...

June 18, 2015

Chene Park—East/West Parcels

Construction Project : Chene Park—East/West Parcels

June 18, 2015 [DETROIT] - The colored concrete RiverWalk just east of Chene Park Amphitheater is now complete. The walkway is flanked with stainless steel benches, new lighting and freshly planted trees.  Raised concrete flower beds and potted plants will provide a burst of color...

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