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here we go again, the city wanting to spend money they don't have, right as we speak they want a extra mill out of us to fix the roads and how about the mishap up by the water tank, they need money to pay their bill, where is all of this money coming from, im tired of hearing about fixing dowtown
If you read the story, it sounds like the city wouldn't pay for it, but would have donations. Seems like a win-win for everyone. But who wants nice things, right?
read the article....all privately funded. As far as downtown, as an employee of a downtown store I am all for fixing it up, it's where the money for our community is made in the summer months...DUH!
Waterfront needs updating. But it needs more than a facelift, it needs something that will bring people into Grand Haven - like a holiday light show! How about inviting Brad Boyink to set up his show there this year? There is plenty of parking in Grand Haven, as well as multiple points of access to the city. People could walk into the show. Volunteers could collect money at the gate. Even at a charge of $1 per person,with the 70,000 people Boyink says attend the event, there would be quite a profit. After viewing the show, people could go to the bars and restaurants, and maybe city merchants could actually stay open and give the whole town some "holiday cheer."
Plus, the loud music played for the show would be no different than the musical fountain sounds heard all summer.
I still miss the Grand 99cent movie theater :( ! With all the new large buildings in the last 5/10 years esp the massive court house (eye sore) that is like a building you see in Vegas my hometown looks like a any other small city. We are losing the "CHARM" of our town... I'm all for a face lift on the water front and supporting our community... but do we have to lose our individual uniqueness???
The new courthouse is based on the original courthouse that had been there before it was torn down and replaced by a generic looking building. So you could say we're returning to our roots.
It may be "based" on the old courthouse, but if you look at the pictures you will notice that it really is not at all the same. It would be a stretch to say (and I know you did not say this) that they look alike.
I agree with Lisakh, all of this fast community revitalization, faux fronts & factory produced siding might be detracting from the charm of downtown Grand Haven. Unless the goal is to make downtown look like one of the strip malls on U.S. 31, I would suggest slowing down and doing it right.
redo the whole thing ,just not at the tax payers expense.
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