Site Remediation Approved for Orleans Landing Development in Detroit

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DETROIT — The Economic Development Corp. of Detroit today approved Rickman Enterprise Group to provide site remediation services for the Orleans Landing development project, paving the way for site clean up to begin in September on the mixed-use project along the east riverfront.

McCormack Baron Salazar Development Inc. of  St. Louis, Mo., is developing Orleans Landing in five blocks of the east riverfront, adjacent to the soon-to-open Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure & Discovery Center. The developer expects to build 210 one-bedroom units, 46 two-bedroom units and 34 two-bedroom townhouses, with some retail space.

“The EDC is remediating the site in support of a project that is an important, catalyzing development for the east riverfront,” says Will Tamminga, DEGC director of project management.

“Also, since 2005, the EDC has invested city, state, foundation, and EDC funds to construct more than $8 million in road infrastructure, $2.7 million for the first elements of the RiverWalk, and $5 million for the Dequindre Cut and Dequindre Trail. Those investments and other key public investments by the state, city and Riverfront Conservancy allow for continuing implementation of the EDC East Riverfront Development Plan. We are receiving a number of developer inquiries for further development in the east riverfront,” Tamminga says.

Rickman Enterprise Group  of Detroit will perform the environmental remediation services, through the financial support of a $1 million remediation grant provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

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