Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The award recognizes the City's downtown construction projects last summer, including the installation of the lighted, brick-paved crosswalk.
The City of Brighton received an Award of Excellence for its 2012 Streetcape Improvement projects from the Michigan Concrete Association (MCA). The streetscape project included West, Main and North Streets, and was completed by GM & Sons, Inc. and Livingston Concrete. The decorative concrete project was conceived by the City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority (DDA) as a way to ensure that visitors have a safe and pleasant experience in the downtown Brighton area. GM & Sons, along with the electrical and excavating contractors, removed the existing pavement, installed pedestrian-operated crosswalk lights, and placed stamped and colored concrete pavement, picture framed sidewalks, and brick paver bands throughout the project. The …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Main Street building that houses several downtown businesses is getting a makeover thanks to a new loan partnership between the DDA and local banks.
The first façade improvement project using a new partnership loan program is underway in downtown Brighton. Thanks, in part, to a $108,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the green façade of 412, 416 and 420 W. Main Street, where Great Harvest Bread Company, Main Street Cheese Market and Kensington Valley Varsity are housed, is being replaced. The rest of the $144,000 project comes from a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) façade loan agreement with First National Bank and Livingston Community Bank and private funds contributed by the business owners. MEDC grant funds are contingent on job creation and financial contributions from the business owners. Modrack said the building on Main Street is totally …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Downtown Development Authority is looking to build a new parking garage downtown.
Demolition has begun at the 121 North Street office building. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) purchased the property for $435,000 with the hopes of turning it into a parking garage. The demolition bid was awarded to L. Zellar Excavating & Sons, Inc., for the cost of $47,000. DDA Director Matt Modrack said he expects the demolition to be completely finished in a few weeks -before the end of May - because he does not want it to disrupt cafe season in the downtown area.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Downtown Development Authority will pay a total of $437,500 to purchase the land at 121 North Street.
The Brighton Downtown Development Authority (DDA) approved a resolution to proceed with the option to purchase the land contract for 121 W. North Street for $437,500 in order to build a parking garage. According to Rich & Associates, the firm who provided the recent parking study, the North Street location is good because it is visible from Grand River Avenue. Also because businesses on the east side of Grand River. DDA Executive Director Matt Modrack said that the site gives them a solution to downtown parking, which is limited in the evening. "The Second Street lot - over by the railroad tracks - will handle any future demand on the west side of downtown, like the new brewery for example, and 121 W. North Street would handle any growth …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Downtown Development Authority approved test boring and other work at the North Street site to determine whether there are any contaminants in the soil or other environmental concerns.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012