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DTE Brings New Community Green Space to Downtown

Posted: 07/01/16

Against the backdrop of historic and restored buildings, a transformation began earlier this week as DTE Energy broke ground and shared its plan for a 1.5 acre public park to energize the western edge of downtown Detroit. Similar to Campus Martius, the park will serve as a vibrant green space to anchor the emerging neighborhood, spur economic development and provide a spot for residents, visitors and employees to gather, play, eat and enjoy entertainment.

According to Gerry Anderson, DTE Energy Chairman and CEO, “Our vision and promise is to transform this piece of land into a magnificent public green space that will benefit the city and its people for generations to come. This park will serve as a catalyst for future development, and builds upon our strong roots in the community.”

Partnering with DTE Energy to make this project a reality is the Downtown Detroit Partnership, whom will lend their programing expertise to develop programming for all aces and identify restaurant partners. Park elements will include a free-flowing design for the bar and eating areas that can hold up to 75 guests, a 735 square-foot roof deck for a panoramic view of the city, able to hold nearly 50 people The park facilities will also include a sustainable, green roof space that is designed to conserve and collect runoff water to repurpose it for other trees, grass and plants. Construction is slated to start work on the park this summer and it is anticipated to be open to the public next summer.

For more information on the park and DTE Energy please visit  https://www.dteenergy.com.

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Be engaged and get informed! Join M-1 RAIL as we host the March Community Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Triumph Church’s East Campus. The countdown to M-1 RAIL passenger ridership is on and there will be some adjustments to how you navigate the corridor. Please join M-1 RAIL for an important community conversation to learn about QLINE operations, testing schedule and the launch of our public safety education campaign.

This special CAC meetings will cover driving, cycling and walking along the Woodward Corridor, as we all now share the road. There will be a light dinner served and children’s activities will be available. There will also be sign language interpretation services available for community members who are deaf or hard of hearing. This meeting is open to ALL.

For more information and to RSVP please contact the M-1 RAIL Community Relations department at 313-483-8077 or via email at info@m1rail.org.
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M-1 RAIL Community Advisory Council Meeting

March 9, 2017, 5:30pm - March 9, 2017, 6:39pm

Be engaged and get informed! Join M-1 RAIL as we host the March Community Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Triumph Church’s East Campus. The countdown to M-1 RAIL passenger ride...

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