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3/2/17

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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.

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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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