Riverfront Development

The city of Detroit will review the presentations of seven finalists tasked with creating a new vision for the east riverfront—a part of Detroit poised for redevelopment momentum.
Jan 25, 2016   Detroit Free Press
With the economic benefit of redevelopment along Pittsburgh's river well understood, it's time to survey all the new and reused riverfront properties coming online.
Jan 1, 2016   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A historic neighborhood lost in a flood, covered by a dump, then reclaimed by nature will become the Waterfront Botanical Gardens under terms of a recent land deal.
Jun 4, 2015   Broken Sidewalk
According to a recent study, $130 million invested in the Three River Park has multiplied into $4.1 billion in development around the riverfront.
May 8, 2015   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A lesson for other cities as well: As long as cities give absurd subsidies to pro sports teams, pro sports teams will continue to expect absurd subsidies from cities. Case in point: St. Louis and the NFL's Rams.
Feb 12, 2015   Vox
Reports that the St. Louis Rams intend to move back to Los Angeles mobilized an effort by state and city leadership to keep the team in St. Louis.
Jan 10, 2015   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Ruoxi Yang reports on the progress on Price Landing, "an integral piece of the overall western riverfront vision" for Cincinnati. Supporters of Price Landing plan hope that their proposal will permanently prevent the development of industrial uses.
Dec 10, 2014   Urban Cincy
Fortunately, there were no injuries in the restored, downtown waterfront district in this city of 71,000. Fifteen cars derailed; three exploded into a six-story-high fireball. Oil spilled into the James River, threatening downstream water supplies.
May 2, 2014   Los Angeles Times
Once controlled by "industrial behemoths", Christine H. O'Toole examines the role that Pittsburgh's three rivers - its genius loci - have played in spurring the redevelopment of the city's downtown.
Jan 23, 2013   The New York Times
The city of lakes ironically gets a redesigned riverfront, as was unveiled by the city's Park and Recreation Board. Click for more and the video of the winning design.
Mar 9, 2011   THE DIRT
After 25 years in conception and a recently renewed master planning effort, the 150-acre Piggyback Yards still awaits funding and approval from the city, reports The Architect's Newspaper.
Dec 2, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper