A themed retail entertainment development that creates an engaging environment for visitors, within the context of Frankenmuth, Michigan; a Bavarian themed community. The exterior public spaces are shaped to gently move people through a sequence of experiences while passing them by the 32 unique shops that occupy the ground ﬂ oor of the buildings. These public outdoor spaces provide an environment for visitors to relax, enjoy the sense of a village setting, and experience the sense of discovery as they move through the place.
This public/private project included river front improvements along the Cass River. A pedestrian bridge, riverboat dock,fully accessible path, and a waterfall were constructed using a $2.7 million Clean Michigan Fund grant.