Category Archives: Economic Development

A Summary of Potential Benefits of Accessory Dwelling Units

Next Tuesday (President’s Day is Monday), the City Commission will consider new ordinance language that will encourage Accessory Dwelling Units in the City, including single family neighborhoods. Tuesday’s action is to consider setting a hearing date, which would be no earlier than … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Development, Housing

Moving in the Right Direction: West Front St.

As you cross Union St. walking west on Front St. you quickly transition from the embrace of downtown into an exposed and uncomfortable environment for the next half-mile to Division St. If you are in a car, the transition is masked by … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Development, Public safety, Social Capital

What do you envision for Division? Public comment sought

The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) process for the roughly one mile of Division St. from 14th St. north to Grandview Parkway. This Tuesday the public is invited to provide feedback on how it envisions … Continue reading

Posted in Access and Mobility, Economic Development, Public safety