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Once a Michigan Consolidated Gas Company industrial site, an 11-acre parcel of land along the Huron River in Ann Arbor will be transformed into a public park and mixed use development.

Gerry Anderson, chairman and CEO of DTE Energy, announced today a partnership with The Roxbury Group that will create an iconic development with retail, a boutique hotel, restaurant, condominiums — and nine acres of open space and green infrastructure.

Broadway Park, as the development is expected to be called, will draw on the historic heritage of the site and unlock substantial public access to a section of Ann Arbor’s southern riverfront. More than 80 percent of the parcel will be naturally preserved, including 1,200 feet of restored Huron River shoreline.

DTE and the Roxbury Group have been collaborating on the design of the project, with a shared focus on the creation of a world-class public space as the centerpiece of the project. New York-based Project for Public Spaces (PPS) has been retained to assist the programming and design of Broadway Park’s public space, including the 8,000-square-foot year-round event pavilion.

PPS will be conducting a series of stakeholder outreach sessions to gather community input during the design and development process for the public space. Following this public engagement, Roxbury Group will seek to obtain necessary entitlements and permits for the project by the end of 2018, with construction to begin immediately thereafter.

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