Grand Haven celebrates the end of improvements to downtown

A celebration in downtown Grand Haven on Saturday afternoon marked the end of a multi-year reconstruction project that gave downtown Grand Haven a facelift. Residents, business owners, and representatives from local, state and federal government were on hand to celebrate the occasion and take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony. "The beauty of today was the community support we had - the number of individuals we had from this community,' Mayor Roger Bergman said. "It's a beautiful day in Grand Haven.'
Alex Doty
Jun 13, 2011


The ribbon cutting and celebration marked the conclusion of 20-month project that led to a variety of improvements to downtown Grand Haven. These improvements include new utilities beneath the road, new street and sidewalk surfaces, new streetscape and landscaping, and a new snowmelt system below the street and sidewalk.

“This is for future generations. It’s beautiful for us today, it’s beautiful to see these new trees," Bergman said. "But you know what? In 10 years and 20 years from now, those trees are going to be awesome and this town is gong to be more beautiful as the years go on.”

According to Main Street Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Dana Kollewehr, the goal now is to promote Grand Haven as a year-round destination with vibrancy.

To read more of this story, see Monday's print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



This is an odd title... downtown GH will never be improved again??


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