Washington Ave. facade plan approved

Grand Haven City Council on Monday night approved an agreement with the state that will bring more than $800,000 of building improvements to storefronts along Washington Avenue.
Alex Doty
Dec 20, 2011


Council unanimously authorized an agreement with the state that would provide the city with $358,018; while private matching funds will account for $461,968 for work at six properties in downtown, Centertown and Eastown locations.

“I appreciate the fact that they did expand it beyond the first three blocks (of Washington),” Mayor Geri McCaleb said. “I think it’s a valuable thing for our community.”

According to City Manager Pat McGinnis, there is no city money being used in the program, as it is all from government grants and private match funding.

“We worked with several different applicants, and taxpayers can see the money put to work in 2012,” McGinnis said.

The total cost of this project is $38,254. Work on all of these projects is expected to commence next year.

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