Rivertowner combines information about the development of Detroit’s riverfront with information about life along the riverfront (sometimes touching on Windsor, Canada), creating a fascinating view of life in Detroit and how the city is revitalizing itself as a place to live, work, and visit.
When it’s not considering weighty questions such as What kind of shoe would Detroit be?, serving up interesting facts about fixtures of the Detroit riverfront like the Globe Building or snapping photos of startling wildlife, the site can be counted on to provide an informed look at planned efforts to revitalize the city like scheduled work on the Dequindre Cut Greenway, Tricentennial Park, the Book Cadillac redevelopment and Hart Plaza:
“The planned renovations of Hart Plaza would go a long way towards helping the public space live up to its potential. There would be a lot more green space for people to enjoy, and the DEGC (the city’s main economic development agency) evidently worked with the festival organizers to ensure that the reconfigured design would benefit the festivals. What’s more, a new restaurant and cafÃ© in the plaza would give visitors an additional reason to make the hike across Jefferson Avenue. And the new 3,000-seat amphitheater will give Detroit an urban performance venue on par with those of other cities, bringing additional visitors and economic activity into downtown. “
If you love Detroit or are interested in following its rebirth, I really think you’ll enjoy Rivertowner.