Presentation and renderings thanks to Studio RAD.
The Ore Dock BotEco Center’s 4 Pillars:
Start with an inactive, historic, industrial site and transform it to a site that offers…
Ecological Education and Research Facilities
After development: Our research and educational facilities and programs will contribute advancement of Great Lakes ecology and habitat now and for future generations, both locally and far-reaching. And for whom? The general public, particularly school age children, and for academia.
Year-Round Indoor Botanical Gardens
After development: Our year-round indoor gardens will provide education, exploration, and health enhancement for the general public and for scientific study. Come linger in our many gardens: Sister City Gardens, wet wall, sequential gardens of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula [tropical (preglacial), northern forest/bog/dune (current), arid (future?)], Rootie Room, memorial garden, seasonal and presentation gardens, aquaponics/hydroponics/advanced illumination garden, horticultural therapy garden, phytoremediation presentation, and invasive species display.
After development: Our repurposing of this industrial structure will include historical preservation of and education about this ore dock.
After development: Our public spaces will bring venues to the community for educational and recreational purposes, including but not limited to sharing of and advancement of musical arts, visual arts, and ethnic celebrations.
Have an idea? Fill out the idea form and let us know!