The river in Detroit offers great beauty and also solace to its citizens. For that reason 4 international companies have given their plans for the West Riverfront in order to build upon its natural characteristics. The competition is led by Detroit Riverfront Conservatory(DRC). The total cost will reach close to $50million for the 22-acre park.
The process has been community driven with proposals ranging from all locals of the area. The residents traveled to other parks across the country in order to amass experience and give their input for their own park.
The companies that are taking part are four: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN), Hood Design Studio (HDS), James Corner Field Operations and Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates (MVVA) collaborating with numerous Detroit and Michigan- based firms.
Also a public event was organized in order to involve the citizens of Detroit with the project. Besides the river is a tourist location with over 3 million visitors each year.