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Ann Arbor development along Huron River will be a 'shining jewel', says mayor

A non-profit conservancy will develop and operate a public space in Ann Arbor for the first time.

Broadway Park Westwill be a roughly seven-acre space located near the city's Amtrak station. It has been an industrial site along the Huron River for more than a century. It was most recently the site of a DTE service center. The public space will be developed by the non-profit Lower Town Riverfront Conservancy.

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Tayloris excited about this public green space with river access that will also help connect the county’s Border-to-Border trail.

“It’s a great opportunity for Ann Arbor … Ann Arbor, we love our river. And this has been a location that has long been an open sore and now it’s going to be a shining jewel. And I just can’t wait.”

Once the project is completed in early 2024, Phase 2 will begin on the property's remaining seven acres. This will include about 100 housing units, a hotel, and neighborhood retail.

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Josh Hakala is the general assignment reporter for the WEMU news department.
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