EDC approves site remediation for Orleans Landing

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Orleans Landing, a 290-unit apartment and retail complex in the East Riverfront District has taken one more step towards construction as the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) approved Rickman Enterprise Group, Detroit, to provide remediation services for the site. The approval paves the way for site clean up to begin this month.

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

McCormack Baron Salazar Development Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, 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. 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.

Will Tamminga
Director of Project Management

Photos of Orleans Landing supplied by Urban Design Associates

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