The Moross Greenway Project has broken ground on its plan to landscape and revitalize seven islands on Moross Road on Detroit‘s Eastside, between St. John Hospital and the I-94 service drive. The $600,000 project is the culmination of nearly six years of design work, planning and fundraising. “Moross Road is a main thoroughfare, with more than 19,000 vehicles travelling daily between I-94 and Mack Avenue,” said Tim Killeen, Wayne County Commissioner and Vice President of the Moross Greenway Project. “We are pleased to be at the forefront of the revitalization of this Detroit gateway.”
“St. John Providence Health System is a major supporter of our Project,” continued Sheila O’Hara, Project President. “As one of the largest employers in the City of Detroit, it attracts thousands of patients and their families each day. Given all these visitors and hospital employees who travel Moross, the Greenway will give a strong positive impression of the neighborhood and city in general.”
The Moross Greenway Project, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is a collaborative effort of volunteer residents of the City of Detroit and its suburban neighborhoods. The project involves the planting of 115 trees, 500 shrubs, and 9,700 native perennial plants. For more information, visit www.morossgreenway.org.