When you explore everything Saginaw has to offer, you will find one of the gems of this bustling town is the Riverfront District. Riverfront Saginaw offers many things to do, places to live, educational opportunities, and many exciting employment options.
This site exists to highlight all Saginaw's Riverfront District has to offer for Living, Working, Learning and Playing. If you are looking to take in a show, check out our fine performance venues. While you are in the area, why not grab a bite to eat or get a drink at one of our many eateries and bars? Looking to move to the area? We can help you find living accommodations, as well as employment and educational institutions to fit your needs.
No matter what reason you have to come to Saginaw and interact with all of our fine venues, institutions and services, we are confident that the spirit of the Great Lakes Bay Region and of the local Saginaw residents is alive and kicking. Come check out what the Riverfront Saginaw District has to offer you today.
We invite you to support the 2019 Riverfront Beautification Event scheduled for Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 2019 starting at 8:30 am at Wickes Park! The 17th Annual Riverfront Beautification Event will focus on landscaping, cleaning up debris and litter, planting trees and flowers, and several other projects along the Riverfront. Refreshments and tools are provided for all volunteers. Even though it’s hard work, this is a fun, rewarding event for all who participate. We hope you can come help us spruce up the Riverfront!
If you are unable to volunteer on May 17 or May 18, you can still support the event.
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In the Riverfront, we are seeing an exciting revolution of new development, bridging the gap between the days of the historical lumber boom, through the heyday of the auto industry into the current technologically advanced health care driven industry. There is also a thriving economic development trend that is revitalising and revolutionising the local economy. There are tons of exciting new opportunities for affordable and elegant housing options. Your new home in the Riverfront Saginaw District is waiting for you.
To play in the Riverfront Saginaw District is to see everything from world class performers on the big stage to local sports and entertainment talent, to family friendly features such as the Children's Zoo or Celebration Square Splash Park. The Riverfront Saginaw District features several venues for the biggest names in music, comedy and the arts. As well as smaller, more intimate venues for local and regional talent to show you what they have to offer.
There are also nearby parks, recreational facilities, and don't forget Saginaw's annual Fourth of July festival. All of this show stopping talent and these family friendly activities within Saginaw's energetic Riverfront District. To compliment all of the fine entertainment options, the Riverfront Saginaw District also has many local options for food and spirits. Don't forget to scroll through our Dining and Nightlife finder that will give you a quick and easy way to find the perfect local spot for you to hangout at. It automatically loads a google map streetviewer paired with a yelp review so that you know what you are getting and where to find it. There is no excuse not to do some exploring in our many fine establishments in the Riverfront Saginaw District.
We encourage you to browse through the Event Calendar for the perfect event or performance for you and your family. Also available is our mapping function down below that allows you to find all of the local bars, restaurants, and venues that are within your reach. With these features available to you, you should never have to ask the question "What's going on in Saginaw?" It's all here for you. What are you waiting for?
When you stop to consider all of the local employment options, it'll surprise you to find such a mix of different industries. From technology, telecommunications, healthcare, science and chemistry, automotive, engineering, television, construction and architecture, The Saginaw Riverfront District has it all. Besides the major employers listed here, there are many smaller companies that might be the perfect place for you to work. Not all of the listed employers fall within the boundaries of the Riverfront Saginaw District, but with ample access to I-75 and I-675, your new career is only a short commute away.
Are you looking to further your education in college or at a university? Or maybe you have a son or daughter that is looking for that perfect educational opportunity to bring them into the industry of their choice. The schools listed here, although not housed within the boundaries of the Riverfront Saginaw District, offer a myriad of wonderful ways to advance your knowledge and education.
The educational opportunities in our area are varied and robust. You can find the local community college experience, or the university experience all within miles of the Riverfront Saginaw District, and with everything else we've mentioned about Living, Working and Playing in this area, What better place to call home while you or your family member(s) become the 'hope for tomorrow'?
The Saginaw City Council under the authority of P.A. 197 (1975) established the Saginaw Downtown Development Authority on July 13, 1981. It was created for the interests of the public to halt property value deterioration and increase property valuation where possible in the City’s business districts. The purpose is to bolster economic development, redevelopment and activity within the DDA district. The district is contained within downtown and encompasses much of the city including the Old Town Business District, East Genesee Avenue Corridor, Covenant Hospital District, the Riverfront, Cathedral District, and the Central Business District. All decisions are control by a board consisting of 16 volunteer members who have a stake in the community through employment, business ownership, residency or otherwise. Public meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month at 3:30 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
The DDA has recently been approved for a 2 mill levy which allows for the collection of funds for projects throughout the DDA district. These projects will be aimed at increasing safety in the downtown, beautification of streets, sidewalks and buildings, and providing assistance to businesses.
The Saginaw DDA seeks to achieve the following goals by working with the community and community partners: