Author: Amber Harvey

Amber Lois Harvey is a WDET special projects intern and a senior majoring in journalism and public affairs at Wayne State University. Her passion for politics and news writing stems from her desire to inspire meaningful conversation about the world and its beautiful, yet sometimes flawed, human inhabitants. Amber is interested in political and investigative journalism, particularly in the areas of public health, agricultural and nutritional policy, and the food industry.  She grew up listening to pubic radio and thanks WDET for giving her the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the pros in the field.

City Council Approves Riverside Park Deal

In a 7-2 vote today, the Detroit City Council approved a controversial land exchange agreement with the owners of the Ambassador Bridge. Mayor Mike Duggan proposed the deal in April. The agreement gives the Detroit International Bridge Company 3 acres of park land adjacent to the bridge in exchange for up to $5 million that..

City Officials Knew of Ambassador Bridge Company’s Unauthorized Work

An email exchange between Detroit officials and the state confirms that various city departments knew about the Ambassador Bridge company’s unpermitted activities on city-owned land at Riverside Park more than a year ago, WDET has learned. “The Bridge Company is trespassing onto our property,” wrote Detroit’s Department of Building, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department General..

Understanding Riverside Park

Michael Ference Detroit’s Riverside Park is at the heart of an ongoing debate between city hall, local residents and the Detroit International Bridge Company, owner of the Ambassador Bridge. The City Council is set to vote within weeks on a controversial "land swap" deal proposed by Mayor Mike Duggan, which would, in part, turn over parts..

Detroit’s Riverside Park Vote

UPDATE: Citing the need for additional environmental information at the site, the Detroit City Council delayed its vote until at least July 20 on the controversial land swap. The Detroit City Council plans to decide Tuesday whether to approve or deny a land exchange agreement that would give a portion of southwest Detroit’s Riverside Park to the owners of the..