The Michigan Main Street Program at MSHDA is currently taking applications for communities to join at the Associate Level. The Associate Level is the introduction to the Michigan Main Street Program, providing communities with no-cost training available in Selected and Master Level Michigan Main Street communities across the state.
The intent of the Associate Level is to provide communities with a basic understanding and knowledge of the Main Street Four-Point Approach®. Additionally, communities learn the benefits and requirements of the Michigan Main Street program, in order to prepare for the Selected Level.
The Michigan Main Street (MMS) Program supports downtown and traditional commercial neighborhood districts through a specific approach that helps to put in place the tools and strategies to create vibrant 21st century communities. Interested communities have until April 28th to apply.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.
BAY CITY, Michigan - Several Michigan Municipal League members were recognized during the recent Michigan Downtown Conference in Bay City in mid-September. The following Michigan Main Street communities were recognized for excellence:
- Green Project of the Year (Large Scale), "Thirty-Eight", Locus Development, Grand Rapids
- Green Project of the Year (Small Scale), Window Rehabilitation Training, City of Kalamazoo & Michigan Historic Preservation Network
- Living Downtown Award, "101 South Division Loft Apartments", Brookstone Capital, Grand Rapids
- Innovation (Large Scale), ArtPrize, Grand Rapids
- Innovation (Small Scale), Cops & Doughnuts, Clare
- Facade Rehabilitation (Small Community), City of Plainwell
- MEDC Brownfield Project of the Year (Population Under 50,000), One Water Street, Boyne City
- MEDC Brownfield Project of the Year (Population Over 50,000), "Thirty-Eight", Locus Development, Grand Rapids
- MEDC Local Partner of the Year, Jeff Radcliffe, Otsego County Economic Alliance
Matt Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at (734) 669-6317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.