Downtown's Capitol Park neighborhood receives quarter-million dollar grant

- The Capitol Park neighborhood in downtown Detroit received a $250,000 grant from the Erb Family Foundation.

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) says the funds will be used for green infrastructure and storm water management improvements.

That will be part of the Downtown Bike Network, which is a 1.6-mile project that aims to connect pathways throughout the Capitol Park neighborhood. They aim to expand the project throughout the city.

"This project represents a significant investment in pilot green infrastructure, and cements our commitment to innovative design and sustainability," said Eric Larson, CEO, DDP. "It is our intent that this project will be easily replicated in other areas of the city and further throughout the region."

Construction is expected to begin next year.

The Erb Family Foundation contributes to nurturing environmentally healthy communities in Metro Detroit and supports efforts to restore the Great Lakes ecosystem, issuing grants to causes including the environment, the arts and Alzheimer's research

Visit downtowndetroit.org for more information on the DDP.

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