The Transformation of the Detroit International Riverfront

Report
The Transformation of the
Detroit International Riverfront
The Detroit Riverfront Vision
Vision: RiverWalk
Vision: Port Authority
Vision: GM Plaza &
Promenade
Reality!
Vision: Rivard Plaza
Rivard
Vision: Tri-Centennial State
Park & Harbor
Harbor: Reality!
State Park Mission
•Serve as a “Gateway” to discover Michigan State Parks
•Interpret Michigan’s natural resources and their
relationship to our economic history
•Connect with Detroit’s riverfront parks and adjacent
neighborhoods
•Provide recreational opportunities for urban residents
and visitors
•Empower Detroiters to embrace conservation careers
Vision: Tri-Centennial State
Park & Harbor
To Dequindre Cut
Vision: Chene Park
Vision: Talon/Omni
Vision: Uniroyal Site
- Linkages to Development
- Work with Developer
- Integrated Design
Vision: Gabriel Richard Park
Gabriel Richard
Vision:
Environmental
Graphics
•Wayfinding Signage
Interpretative Elements
Donor Recognition
Vision: Vessel Docking
Opportunities
Vision: Environmental
Sensitivity
West Grand
Vision: The West Riverfront
•
The Detroit RiverFront
Conservancy, Inc.
Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
– Responsible for the establishment, improvement, operation, maintenance,
security and programming of the Detroit RiverWalk and green spaces along
the river
– Responsible to a diverse 44-member board and committee structure
manages conservancy
– President & CEO along with dedicated to staff run the day-to-day
operations
• Funding
– More than $83 million raised to date
– East Riverfront fundraising goal: $140 million
– Kresge Challenge Grants
• $50 million in grants, awarded based on completion of key milestones and securing financial
commitments
– Public funding
– Enormous thanks to our donors & contributors!
– More work to be done
• Stay tuned!
– www.detroitriverfront.org

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