Great news for the West Riverfront vision: the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has purchased the 26-acre site of the former Free Press printing plant, a significant piece of property in their goal to extend the RiverWalk to the Ambassador Bridge.
The asking price on the parcel was $20 million, and [Grubb & Ellis' Geoff] Hill said the sale
was less than that. Gannett will be considering a portion of the sale
as a donation to the conservancy, he said. He would not disclose the
Other parties were interested in the property, he said, but the conservancy sale will have a positive impact.
“This was a win-win,” he said. “It helps the downtown, and it was a good deal for the partnership.”
were very pleased that this came together," said Dave Hunke, CEO of the
Detroit Media Partnership. "There were other opportunities, but this is
exactly what we wanted to have happen."
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