🌳 Old train depot going green
The city park near the historic Michigan Central train depot is getting a facelift.
Driving the news: Work began yesterday on $6 million in upgrades at Roosevelt Park, which will be integrated into the 30-acre Ford mobility campus anchored by the train depot.
The big picture: The public park is part of a grand plan for Michigan Central Station after decades of abandonment.
- The upgrades, which include a promenade to Michigan Avenue, event lawns and landscaping, are expected to be finished next spring. Once completed, the park will become a connector between Corktown and Mexicantown.
What they're saying: "This is going to be the image of the city, and it's the image our city deserves," Mayor Mike Duggan said at the groundbreaking.
Of note: Duggan declined to answer Axios' question about pending improvements at nearby Riverside Park, which might be contingent on City Council's approval of a land deal with the owners of the Ambassador Bridge.
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