Workshop set on Ishpeming project

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming Downtown Development Authority is holding a public workshop Wednesday to discuss the plan for visual and functional improvement in the downtown area.

The workshop is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library. The DDA, along with Upper Peninsula Engineers and Architects, will discuss visual and functional improvements to Hematite Drive and Main Street. The project includes landscaping, paving, sidewalks and crosswalks.

The project is being funded by a $399,000 Michigan Community Development Block Grant that will be matched with $300,000 in DDA bond funds. The work is set to begin this summer and coincide with a water and sewer extension project.

Local business owners and residents are invited to attend Wednesday’s workshop to share their thoughts and ideas on the project design. The workshop will begin with a short presentation of project goals and concepts, followed by opportunities to share thoughts and ideas on the project. Refreshments will be served.

Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-486-4401.