March

March 30, 2022

Southwest Greenway

The Conservancy breaks ground on the Southwest Greenway, formerly known as the May Creek Greenway, on April 6. During the coming months, contractors will focus on the installation of the underground utilities, as well as installing a retention pond near the Jefferson Avenue entrance...

March 30, 2022

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park

Construction Project : Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park

The Conservancy will break ground this spring on the much-anticipated Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. After the groundbreaking, contractors will focus on excavation for the installation of underground facilities and infrastructure. During this time, the Environmental...

March 30, 2022

Uniroyal Promenade

Construction Project : Uniroyal Promenade

Work continues on the Uniroyal Promenade with crews currently working on a drain along the property. Once that work is complete in the coming weeks, efforts will turn to finish paving the Riverwalk, as well as installing benches, lighting and security cameras. This scenic stretch of...

March 30, 2022

DDA Property

Construction Project : DDA Property

Crews are currently on site at the Downtown Detroit Authority (DDA) property west of Riverfront Towers. As they work on completing the reinforced seawall, the Conservancy is finalizing plans to begin extending the Riverwalk along that stretch of waterfront. This spring, in...

March 30, 2022

Mayor Dennis W. Archer Greenway

Construction Project : Mayor Dennis W. Archer Greenway

The City of Detroit completed phase two of the Mayor Dennis W. Archer Greenway earlier this year. The second phase runs from Robert Bradby Drive to Vernor.  The greenway now provides East Siders with safe and easy access to the riverfront from Vernor all the way to Jefferson.   The...

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 : Aretha Franklin Amphitheater /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...

January

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

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

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...

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 : Aretha Franklin Amphitheater /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 : Aretha Franklin Amphitheater /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...

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