October 6, 2016

New Construction Transforms the East Riverfront

New construction projects continue to change the landscape of the East Riverfront. 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...

October 6, 2016

Comprehensive Plan for the East Riverfront To Be Unveiled Soon

October 6, 2016 [DETROIT]—For the last several months, a series of public forums have allowed members of the community to voice their opinions about what they’d like to see the East Riverfront District become in the future. As the four-month planning process nears completion, the...

October 6, 2016

Summer Success by the Numbers

October 6, 2016 [DETROIT]— Summer is always the busiest time along the Detroit Riverfront and this season was no exception.  Here’s a quick look at the special events and programs that brought thousands of people to the waterfront.  The Conservancy’s “Live the Riverfront”...


July 6, 2016

Riverfront Revitalization Continues With Construction Projects

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]—The ongoing transformation of the Detroit Riverfront continues with significant progress made this summer on construction projects.   ORLEANS LANDING Work at the Orleans Landing site continues at a steady pace, with notable visual construction progress made...


June 30, 2016

Summer Of Programming And Special Events Continues

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]— Warm weather typically brings some of the most diverse and eclectic mix of special events and programming along the Detroit Riverfront all year, and judging by the crowds enjoying all the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy has to offer, this summer is no...

June 30, 2016

New Event Brings Music, Movies And More Under The Stars At West Riverfront Park

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]— A new FREE entertainment series is bringing classic movies, music, food trucks and lawn games to West Riverfront Park for guests to enjoy under the stars this summer. Riverfront Relaxin’ is a four-night series that begins July 14 with a performance by Larry...

June 30, 2016

Plans Are Shaping Up For East Riverfront District

June 30, 2016 [DETROIT]—The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the City of Detroit Planning Department continue to make progress towards the development of a comprehensive plan for the East Riverfront District. When complete, the plan will provide the Conservancy with a road map for...

June 30, 2016

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Exceeds Capital Campaign Goal by $23 Million and Celebrates Transformation of the East Riverfront

July 23, 2016 [DETROIT] -  Guests at the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s Shimmer on the River fundraiser this evening will raise a glass of champagne to celebrate the successful and transformational completion of the Capital Campaign for the East Riverfront, which raised $163...

June 30, 2016

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Partners Reward Local Students With A VIP Ford Fireworks Viewing Event

June 20, 2016 [DETROIT]— The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and Ford Motor Company Fund are rewarding Metro Detroit students with a special invitation-only viewing event for the Ford Fireworks at West Riverfront Park on Monday, June 27.     Last month, the Conservancy reached out to...


May 26, 2016

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy seeks Development Services Coordinator

May 26, 2016 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is seeking a candidate with 3+ years experience to manage and administer the donor database and provide support to a variety of fundraising activities as the Development Services Coordinator. Responsibilities include the...

May 12, 2016

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Announces National Headlines For 10th Annual GM River Days Festival, June 24-26

DETROIT RIVERFRONT CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES NATIONAL HEADLINERS FOR  10th ANNUAL GM RIVER DAYS FESTIVAL, JUNE 24-26 GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort to celebrate its tenth anniversary with festival giveaways and national acts including The B-52’s, Patti...


April 19, 2016

Conservancy gears up for a busy season of programming

April 20, 2016 [DETROIT]- The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy team is gearing up for another busy season. This year’s offerings feature the return of many of the Conservancy’s most popular programs and special events, as well as a new surprise or two.  Here are just a few examples of...

April 19, 2016

New Public Art Unveiled Along Riverfront

April 20, 2016 [DETROIT]- Visitors to the Garden Rooms along the East Riverfront this spring will notice a colorful new public art installation.  Laurie Tennent’s Desmanthus and Oriental Poppy, are large-scale botanical creations which are designed to draw viewers to the...

April 19, 2016

Construction Projects Continue to Transform the Riverfront

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.  ...

April 19, 2016

Celebrate Link Detroit Completion and the Dequindre Cut Extension

April 20, 2016 [DETROIT]- The Dequindre Cut extension is so much more than a half-mile addition between Gratiot and Mack Avenues of the popular greenway that links the Detroit Riverfront and Eastern Market.  It is the latest accomplishment of the ambitious Link Detroit initiative...

April 5, 2016

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the City of Detroit select firm to develop a plan for the East Riverfront District

April 5, 2016 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the City of Detroit Planning Department announced today that Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has been selected to develop a comprehensive plan that will lead to new investment and development within...


February 19, 2016

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy seeks Data Integrity Specialist

Data Integrity Specialist The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy Temporary/Part-Time Position February 18, 2016 [DETROIT]- The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is seeking a dedicated professional with a passion to serve their community to support its data integrity program.  This is a 3...

February 8, 2016

Community Input Will Help Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Develop Strategic Plan

February 8, 2016 [DETROIT] - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is reaching out to Metro Detroiters through community meetings and an online survey this month to gather information that will be used to develop a five-year strategic plan to shape the future of the Detroit Riverfront...


January 19, 2016

The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and City of Detroit Invites the Public to Help Share Future of the East Riverfront

January 19, 2016 [DETROIT]- Seven teams comprising some of the nation’s leading design firms and development experts will compete to plan the future of Detroit’s East Riverfront District.  Formal presentations of their qualifications and design philosophy are open to the public and...

January 12, 2016

Position Opening - Public Art Consultant

January 12, 2016 - [DETROIT] -The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is seeking a candidate with 5+ years experience to manage and develop their public art program as a Public Art Consultant.  The Public Art Consultant is responsible for the public art experience on the Detroit...