City of Evart Working to Improve Buildings to Draw in Developers

“It’s a fantastic idea these buildings need a lot of work.”

The city of Evart has a new plan to bring businesses back to life: getting rid of blight.

The city has released a new development strategy to draw in developers.

The plan will tackle a whole list of issues within the city.

Downtown would get a facelift, giving buildings new facades and creating more upper-floor housing.

Deans Dairy Facility, now in disrepair could be rezoned to allow for mixed-use due to its location near the river.

Also they hope to extend broadband internet access to the city’s Air Industrial Park.

“The residents who have lived here all their life, they have a lot of memories of what once was, but they are open to something new. I think with everyone working together as a community, it can only be a win-win for everybody,” Steve Petoskey, owner, Adventure Cycle & Sport said.

The city has also been advised to join the Michigan Main Street Initiative and encouraged to consider river-front redevelopment.

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