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Northern Michigan Communities Receive Placemaking Grants

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Many areas around Northern Michigan are receiving help through the Placemaking program.

The 2013 Placemaking Micro-Grant program is providing 13 grants totaling $50,000 to cities, villages, and townships around Northern Michigan.

31 communities applied for grants.

The grants were awarded by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG), in partnership with the Alliance for Economic Success, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, and the Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation. 

Some of the projects that were selected are:

The Village of Kalkaska is receiving $5,000 for a skate park on the former tennis courts at Cherry Street Intermediate School.

The Village of Bellaire will receive $2,500 for kayak/canoe portaging stations in Richardi Park at the Intermediate River. 

Garfield Township in Grand Traverse County will get $5,000 for a kiosk at the Historic Barns Park.

Suttons Bay Township is to receive $5,000 in technical assistance for form-based code input sessions.

Village of Honor is receiving $5,000 for bike racks and handicap bridge access at Maley Park

Village of Mancelona is getting $2,500 for benches, tables, and landscaping in downtown parks

For more Placemaking projects, visit the link provided.

Placemaking takes a community-based approach to making each area distinctive, and creating good public spaces for all to use. To learn more about Placemaking in Michigan, follow the link above.