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.