Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority has been awarded $4,500 from MI Great Places, Inc., the Michigan Realtors® Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper grant program, to complete a pavilion near the downtown rain garden.

Local Realtors® Jean Farrell, of Real Estate One – Success, and Jason Makowski, of NAI Wisinski of West Michigan contributed to the project as well as #TeamGarcia and the original benefactor, ITC Michigan. The project was developed and implemented through the Wayland Main Street/DDA.

“We are proud of the continued growth and investment in our downtown. Projects like the rain garden and now pavilion are an excellent example of our community pulling together toward a shared vision for a vibrant downtown. Being awarded this grant is a huge boost for our program and affirms that we are headed in the right.” said Executive Director, Ingrid Miller.

The pavilion will be a 16-foot by 28-foot open-air structure located on the west side of the rain garden. In 2017 ITC Michigan awarded Wayland Main Street $4,000 to install the garden in a storm water remediation portion of a city owned parking lot. ITC Michigan has contributed another $5,500 toward the pavilion.

About Wayland Main Street

Wayland Main Street organizes and implements a holistic revitalization program for Downtown Wayland. We are friends and neighbors pulling together in a grassroots organization powered by community business and property owners, employees and volunteers, and residents and visitors of all ages. We are building legacy by encouraging and catalyzing preservation, investment and development. We are hometown folks celebrating place by bringing people together at special events, promoting awareness and involvement, and instilling pride in Wayland.