Development of East Riverfront Ongoing

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation has been investing the development of the East Riverfront for over a decade. DEGC managed the creation of the 2003 East Riverfront Plan that envisioned the transformation of the district from obsolete industrial land to a mixed-use development. DEGC’s project management included work on sections of the Riverwalk and Dequindre Cut and Trail, the acquisition and demolition of cement silos, facilitating the adaptive reuse of the Globe Building and managing deals and site remediation that led to Orleans Landing.

Now being developed in the East Riverfront district is Orleans Landing, a new $65 million ground-up construction of mixed-use community development and the creation of nearly eight acres of additional park space on the East Riverfront. Part of this long effort to develop the Detroit riverfront as an urban green space, the development is directly adjacent to the Detroit River Walk and the Dequindre Cut Greenway bike trail. It includes 278 residential units and has direct access to the riverfront, with views of the Detroit River, Canada’s skyline and downtown Detroit.