DTE Energy made a commitment years ago to ‘Energize Detroit’ through an initiative to reimagine the neighborhood in which the corporate headquarters resides. A major part of that initiative is focused on connecting the neighborhood – physically and socially.
Through an inclusive community engagement process, a team comprised of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, Project for Public Spaces, the DTE Planning team, and livingLAB listened to stakeholders, residents, businesses and employees to hear what was needed and wanted in the neighborhood.
Beacon Park was designed to provide a place for residents to gather, for events and activities to be programmed, to energize the neighborhood through activity and community interaction, and to provide a greater sense of place to the west downtown neighborhood.
Amenities include a HUB gathering building, rain gardens, food truck plaza, interactive art, performance venue, gardens, and an open play lawn for activities and concerts.