Detroit East Riverwalk Framework Plan

Designed to preserve more riverfront land for public use, generate greater community access to the Detroit River, and spur investment along the East Riverfront, the project seeks to continue the transformation of the East Riverfront area from a blighted, industrial area into a vibrant public waterfront accessible to all Detroit residents.


  • Parks and green open space accessible to the public
  • Greenways connecting residents to the riverfront
  • Streetscapes enhance mobility and safety with sustainable street improvements
  • Facilitates development among local businesses and property owners while preserving the heritage of the Riverfront



City of Detroit
Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

Architecture & Design:

SOM (Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP)
HR&A Advisors
Michel Desvigne and Inessa Hansch, Paris
Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design
McIntosh Poris
Giffels Webster
Kraemer Design Group
AKT Peerless
Rich & Associates
E. Austell Associates

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