Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
A new chapter for Detroit
Building on a ten-year initiative led by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, SOM developed a framework plan for Detroit’s East Riverfront District, which lies adjacent to one of the world’s busiest international border crossings along the Detroit River. The framework plan is 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 continues the transformative vision set forth by the Detroit Planning and Development Department (PPD) to revitalize the waterfront and preserve green spaces. Sensitive development of the riverfront area would re-activate the blighted industrial area, introducing a vibrant public waterfront that is accessible to all Detroit residents.