The Eastside Recreation Center (ERC) was intended to serve as a catalyst for the redevelopment and revitalization of a 38 acre, post-industrial site at the edge of the historic downtown of Ypsilanti, MI (originally scheduled for completion in January 2016, the project was cancelled when significant soil contamination was uncovered on site).
Situated along the Huron River and connected with an Olmstead Brothers (1913) park by way of a recreational bike and pedestrian trail, the project serves as a gateway to a regional park and river system.
Recreational program includes two pools, a gymnasium and an elevated track. All of these establish a visual connection with the river and park. In these ways, the ERC acts as a dynamic, civic hub.
Annie worked as a key design team member on the project.