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Detroit's Riverfront Plan Includes a Beach, More Parks, Fewer Condos

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Source: The Detroit Free Press

Detroit's east riverfront will not, after all, become the near-exclusive domain of high-end condominium and apartment dwellers.

In a bold, new, and more democratic vision unveiled Wednesday evening, city planners showed off a blueprint to create three zones of public parkland on the riverfront where once private development had been scheduled to rise.


Landscape design concepts were created by Michel Desvigne and Inessa Hansch, a team of Paris-based designers, in collaboration with SOM and Detroit-area firms.

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