DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit will soon have a new public green space, thanks to DTE Energy. DTE Energy Chairman and CEO Gerry Anderson and Mayor Mike Duggan are breaking ground on the new 1.5 acre public park on Tuesday, June 28.
Many are hoping this park will bring some life to the western edge of the business district, much like Campus Martius brings life to the downtown area.
The park is planned to go in a vacant lot along Grand River Avenue, between 1st Street and and Cass Avenue. The vacant lot is near DTE's headquarters, which is by MGM Grand Detroit.
The plans for the park include a restaurant and a music stage, as well as recreational space for sports such as soccer or frisbee. There will also be space for food trucks.
"This is something that we've been looking to bring to the neighborhood around our campus for our employees, our neighbors here, for visitors to the area," says Rodney Cole, DTE Regional Relations Manager. "[It will be] a beautiful green space, restaurant space, programming on this area to really activate the area. We're really looking forward to being an asset for the community here."
The park hasn't been named yet. It's expected to open the summer of 2017.
Dozens are exected to attend the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at 11 a.m.
FOX 2's Robin Murdoch will also be there and bring you all the details. Stay with FOX 2 for the updates.