Project to transform 22-acre park along Detroit Riverfront breaks ground
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, which is 22 acres, will be transformed into an attractive public space with reconstruction that will work towards the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s goal of revitalizing the riverfront.
Violation issued for landowner in seawall collapse along Detroit River, 2 years after similar incident
Landowners are under fire once again after part of a seawall collapsed along the Detroit River last month, spilling contaminated soil into the water exactly two years after a nearly-identical incident occurred at the same site.
Campus Martius in Detroit named one of the best public squares in the country
DETROIT – Detroit’s Campus Martius was recognized in USA Today’s 10Best Top Public Squares for 2021. 5 out of 10 on the list, following behind the Santa Fe Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. According to the website, a panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees. The top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Last month, the Detroit Riverfront was named the best riverwalk in America in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest.
Detroit Riverfront named best riverwalk in America
DETROIT – The Detroit Riverfront has been named the best riverwalk in America in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announced the news on Friday. “The Detroit Riverfront is a very special place for our city and we are honored by this recognition,” said Matt Cullen, board chairman of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. “Every great city has a place where the entire community comes together,” said Mark Wallace, president and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Since March, use of the Detroit Riverwalk has increased 20 percent and Dequindre Cut usage has increased by 40 percent.
Seawall damage puts Detroit River at risk, city issues tickets that are not being paid
DETROIT – The Local 4 Defenders discovered another Riverfront business operating with a long list of violations on their seawall. Last year, the Defenders exposed the unpermitted Riverfront business going on at Revere Dock, which ultimately resulted in a dock collapse, spilling contaminated soil into the Detroit River. UPDATE: New Michigan legislation would reinforce accountability of private dock ownersThe city of Detroit issued 1,054 tickets. Sen. Stephanie Chang, who represents the district by the Riverfront, said she is worried we are going to see high water problems along the Detroit River. “Especially thinking about the fact that so many of us get our drinking water from the Detroit River.
Vote for Detroit Riverwalk in national contest
WXYZ — The Detroit Riverfront is in the running to become one of the top riverfronts in the entire country. It's been nominated for Best Riverwalk by USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards 2021. Voting is open until noon on February 15, and you can vote once a day! Show your love with just a few clicks and vote now!wxyz.com
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy hosting Friday fundraiser
DETROIT – The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is hosting a new physically-distant but socially-connected fundraiser, #BeingApartTogether, on Friday (Oct. 16). The fundraiser is a celebration of the role Detroit Riverfront parks play in the community. As part of the fundraiser, there will be a free virtual broadcast of musical performances by local artists along the riverfront. It will be available for the community to enjoy on the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s Facebook page. Supporters of the fundraiser will receive a package curated in partnership with Detroit’s own City Bird, which is filled with limited-edition riverfront items, locally-sourced gifts and unique activities.
Deal reached to fix Detroit Riverfront where dock collapse spilled contaminated soil into river
DETROIT – A deal has been reached to fix the Detroit Riverfront where a dock collapsed, spilling contaminated soil into the river. On Monday, Revere Dock signed an administrative consent agreement with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. As part of the deal, the restoration work at the site is expected to be done by July 2021. In May, this litigation produced an agreement, requiring Revere Dock, LLC to obtain permits from EGLE and the US Army Corp of Engineers for a dock restoration. In May, this litigation produced an agreement, requiring Revere Dock, LLC to obtain permits from EGLE and the US Army Corp of Engineers for a dock restoration.
134 Detroit Riverfront properties cited earlier this year still in violation of city code
DETROIT Detroit is cracking down on businesses along the riverfront, handing out hundreds of violations and nearly $200,000 in fines earlier this year to companies operating out of compliance. Checking records, city officials said 134 of the riverfront properties cited are still in violation of the city code. Revere Dock updateHere is an update from a Revere Dock spokesperson on where the situation stands:A. Tonja Stapleton, on behalf of Revere Dock, asked Dave Bell, BSEED Director what permit BSEED wanted Revere Dock to apply for pursuant to the order. Mr. Bell indicated to her that no City of Detroit permit is required for the work.
New park on Detroit Riverfront to be named in honor of former Carhartt chairman, CEO
DETROIT - A new park along the Detroit Riverfront will be named after a former chairman and CEO of Carhartt. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announced Thursday the former Atwater Beach in the East Riverfront neighborhood will be named Robert C. Valade Park. "My dad loved the city of Detroit, and I know he would be proud to have his name associated with a partof this cultural and recreational development on the Detroit River," Mark Valade said. The park will complete a series of family-oriented parks along the East Riverfront. There will also be a floating bar named after Robert Valade.