Zeal and Personality are Moving PlacePlans Forward Across the State
Almost 100 enthusiastic, creative residents and business owners filled the auditorium of the Benton Harbor Public Library to share their ideas, visions, and concerns for Dwight Pete Mitchell City Center Park. The park is the focus of the city's 2015 PlacePlan project, which they have cleverly dubbed Square 1: Coming Together @ City Center. The PlacePlans process is also moving forward in the seven other cities the League is working with this year: Boyne City, Farmington/Farmington Hills, Lathrup Village, Monroe, Niles, Saginaw and Traverse City. Read more.
April's Prosperity Agenda Focuses on Building Better Communities
Are suburbs dying? Where do retirees want to live? Where are millennials picking to settle down? League CEO Dan Gilmartin tackles these topics with co-host Chad Livengood, Detroit News political reporter, and guests Leigh Gallagher, Jim Hallan, and Brian McGrain. Prosperity Agenda aired at 7 p.m. April 22 on News/Talk 760 WJR. Listen here, or subscribe to a FREE iTunes podcast. Read more.
Question and Answer Videos Address Proposal 1 Road Funding Concerns
The May 5 Proposal 1 election is quickly approaching. The League just posted a series of question and answer videos from a panel discussion at Capital Conference. These join other videos and community-specific information showing why passage of the Proposal 1 road funding initiative is so vital to our communities. Read more.
Hamtramck Launches Crowdfunding to Beautify Pope Park
Pope Park, in the center of Hamtramck's business district, is underutilized due to repair and aesthetics issues. With help from MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places crowdfunding initiative, they plan to make the park more inviting with landscaping, seating, and more. More.
Enter Now for a Chance to Win a Community Excellence Award!
Entries for the League's all-new Community Excellence Awards are starting to come in. The new CEA process, which will take place primarily online on the new CEA website, is more exciting, with more presentation formats and online voting. Entries are due by June 1. Read more.
Detroit Zoo Seeks Crowdfunding to Make a Greener Zoo a "Dung" Deal
The Detroit Zoo is one of the greatest green community places in southeast Michigan. With help from MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places crowdfunding initiative, they plan to build a biodigester to turn their most abundant product - manure - into compost and biogas. Read more..
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