On a path to dynamic growth and economic impact, the Downtown Development Authority initiates carefully planned development in cooperation with the business community, property owners, city leaders and citizens.
Helped Plan City's $1 M streetscape project between Clyde Park & Burlingame Avenues.
Maintains the streetscape at ($50,000/year).
Donated pedestrian lights to the streetscape ($168,000).
Provided funding for many of the Wyoming Town Center year round banners on the pedestrian lights. Business people provided the rest.
Decorated the pedestrian lights with Christmas banners and garland.
Developed a Retail Promotional Brochure.
Completed a Downtown Plan.
Developed a DC, Downtown Center Zoning District (Clyde Park-Burlingame). Allows for greater flexibility in building placement, mixed use buildings (retail/office/multi-family), six-story height limit.
Purchased property for back taxes, SW corner 28th/U.S.-131. Holding for future corner redevelopment.
Planted street trees and added sidewalk, Clyde Park - U.S.131. Landscaped Southbound exit ramp at U.S. 131 interchange. Community Development Program added funds.
Utilized Seyferth Spaulding, public relations consultants, to help establish downtown's image and identity.
Developed area name - Wyoming Town Center - and Tag Line - Everything you Need - More of What you Want.
Developed a promotional campaign to attract large restaurants to available 28th Street sites.
Worked with GVSU graduate students who developed a citizen mail-out survey to ascertain use and satisfaction with the WyTC area; 5,000 questionnaires were sent out, with over 1,000 responses.
Participating in multi-group project to beautify/identify NE corner 28th/Division.
Constructed pedestrian lights and sidewalk, Buchanan - Division.
Budgeted for street trees, Burlingame - Byron Center Avenues.
Budgeted for more pedestrian lights, Clyde Park - U.S.-131, with financial assistance from an $80,000 MDOT grant.