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DTE's New Park Will Feature Year-Round Restaurant, Food Trucks

The restaurant will seat 75 diners and feature green roof

DTE Energy Park restaurant rendering Courtesy of DTE Energy

After several years of planning, DTE Energy finally broke ground today on its proposed park located in downtown Detroit across the street from the G.A.R. Building. The 1.5-acre public green space bounded by Grand River Avenue, Plaza Drive, and 1st Street has been heralded as a second Campus Martius, with space for public gatherings, outdoor entertainment, and more.

According to a release the development will feature an as-of-yet unnamed "year-round restaurant" with moveable walls for warm weather dining as well as a much needed new space for food trucks. Here’s some more detail on what to expect from the restaurant building:

  • A free-flowing, contemporary design for the bar and eating areas that can hold up to 75 guests
  • A 735 square-foot roof deck for a panoramic view of the city, able to hold nearly 50 people
  • A sustainable, green roof space that is designed to conserve and collect runoff water to repurpose it for other trees, grass and plants
  • A theatrical, upward cantilever roof that extends over the sidewalk for unique flair and to pay homage to Detroit’s historic structures
  • Two restrooms

During the groundbreaking today, representatives for DTE revealed new renderings for the park. The venue is expected to debut sometime in 2017. Take a peek at the images below:

DTE Energy Park restaurant rendering Courtesy of DTE Energy
A wide shot of the park, now under construction near the G.A.R. Castle.
Courtesy of DTE
Courtesy of DTE

DTE Energy Park

1961 1st St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA

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