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.
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