Chevy in the Hole

Client:

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Location:

Flint, MI

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The City had an undevelopable eyesore – a blighted, contaminated, 60-acre downtown riverfront site – that it wanted to transform into an urban park with event space and recreational areas. The site, widely knowns as “Chevy in the Hole,” was once the heart of Chevrolet’s worldwide manufacturing operations.

F&V provide construction engineering services, including oversight, for Phase IV of the revitalization project, which started in 2015. F&V also completed an inventory and evaluation of sewer outfalls and lines discharging into the Flint River, a condition assessment of the flood control structure and prepared bids specs.

The restored grasslands, meadows, wetlands and woodlands site – with native plantings and paved paths – transformed a once-thriving site along the Flint River into a revitalized 21st Century community asset now called the Chevy Commons.