Village of Central Lake Receives Grant to Make Downtown More Walkable

Networks Northwest released this year’s community growth grant recipients Thursday.

The village of Central Lake is one of them.

With it they hope to attract more people downtown.

The village will get $15,000 for their pedestrian connectivity project.

Basically it will mean more sidewalks between the village park, commercial district, schools and other areas.

The village will add a sidewalk across from Central Lake High School that will connect to the downtown area.

And a sidewalk to the newly renovated basketball court.

The village council says it’s crucial.

“The more accessible the downtown is obviously the downtown prospers and more people are walking and I think it’ll draw more people to the basketball court to the tennis courts and further east to the downtown court area,” says Central Lake village council trustee Rob Tyler.

Construction on the sidewalks is slated for July.