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Detroit Free Press: New 3.5 mile project to link Detroit Riverwalk and Belle Isle

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy just broke ground on the newest riverfront project at the former UniRoyal site. Once complete, pedestrians on the riverwalk can safely reach the city's most treasured park: Belle Isle.

"'The 3.5-mile addition to the riverwalk will offer unlimited potential for bike tournaments, hiking, and more,' said Stephen White of Albert Kahn Associates, which is partnering with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Mannik Smith Group on the project.

'Our vision then, almost 20 years ago, and our vision now, is five and a half miles of revitalized riverfront, from bridge to bridge,' said Marc Pasco, the conservancy's director of communications.

'Who knows where this stops, but it's just a great story,' said White." To read the full story in the Detroit Free Press, follow this link or scroll down.

Over the last 20+ years, Stephen White, ASLA, Kahn's Director of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, has led numerous projects along the Detroit Riverfront, including this most recent project at the UniRoyal site. To learn more about Kahn's involvement, read this earlier post: Detroit International Riverwalk Wins Best Riverwalk—Now, Check Out What's Next.

Stephen attended the groundbreaking yesterday, check out a few of his photos (hint: he's on the far right):

Kahn is thrilled to be a part of this incredible team working to reinvigorate the Detroit riverfront. As the project continues, we look forward to sharing more photos and updates.

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