DTE Energy Releases Vision for New Downtown Detroit Park

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DTE Energy officials are planning to create a new greenspace near their downtown Detroit headquarters.

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Rendering Courtesy of DTE Energy
Rendering Courtesy of DTE Energy

DTE Energy’s downtown campus is getting a new public park. Vice Chairman Dave Meador says the utility recently tore down a building on Grand River Avenue to make room for a new greenspace. Meador says he hopes to create an atmosphere similar to that of Campus Martius.

There will be a building that will include a restaurant, but then a big open space, and that open space during the day—if there’s no programming at the park—could be a place where, you know, people kick a soccer ball or throw a Frisbee or walk a dog, but we are also working with the Downtown Detroit Partnership on programming.”

-Dave Meador

Meador says there will be a campaign later this summer to crowd-source a name for the park. He says he expects the space will open to the public by the end of the year. 

Marissa Gawel, Associate News Producer

Fan of road trips and roasted vegetables. Currently reports from WDET’s newsroom.

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