A Bicentennial City

Mayor Michael D Bowdler

While the city of River Rouge was not officially founded until 1922, it has been deemed “A Bicentennial City,” as it was first settled in 1808. Throughout its over 200 years of history, River Rouge has played an integral part in Metro-Detroit’s industrial scene. The city or River Rouge owes much of its industrial importance to its bordering waterways, the Detroit and Rouge Rivers. Zug Island, which manufactures both iron and steel and accounts for .93 of the city’s 3.4 square miles, has capitalized on the intersection of the two rivers with its location. Today, River Rouge is home to just under 8,000 citizens and serves as the Northeastern border of the Downriver community.

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    April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Public Notice

Public Notice

Ordinance No. 2021 – 093 Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF RIVER ROUGE, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTION 5-1604(1) OF CHAPTER 16 - MEDICAL...

April 13, 2021

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Pet Adoption Application

  Pet Adoption Application (313) 297-0030...

March 12, 2021

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City Council Meeting

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January 19, 2021

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April 15, 2020

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River Rouge Master Plan 2017

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January 2, 2020

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Featured Business Great Food and Drink

Buck’s Brown Derby

Edward Frady (Buck) 10661 W Jefferson River Rouge, MI 48218 USA A place of fine food and drink. 

May 20, 2020

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Past Events Still Important Post

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2020 December Board of Review

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November 30, 2020

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Resume Building Construction

Notice – Resume Building Construction Governor Whitmer said on May 7 people can start doing construction again. The City of River Rouge...

June 10, 2020

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Splash Park

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May 21, 2020

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River Rouge Days

Drone video of this great annual event....

April 15, 2020

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Rising Tide River Rouge

Governor Snyder presents River Rouge Mayor Michael Bowdler with a compass during The Project Rising Tide graduation ceremony....

April 1, 2020

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