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Fort Rouge Gateway (FRoG) Partnership


The Fort-Rouge Gateway Project Partnership began as a discussion between local and state-level stakeholders to discuss the potential for a transformative place-making project in the vicinity of the historic Fort Street Bridge. The Michigan Department of Transportation’s plans to create a linkage between motorized and non-motorized transit options at the Fort Street crossing over the Rouge River provided the impetus for the initial meetings.

Due to the historical significance of the bridge relating to the 1932 Hunger March, and because of its crucial position at the intersection of three proposed or existing greenway systems (The Rouge Gateway Projectthe Detroit Greenways Coalition, and the Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative), this site offered a unique opportunity to achieve long-term impact through linked redevelopment.

October 22, 2020