For Immediate Release

Ribbon cutting marks Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority placemaking addition to Downtown

(Wayland, Mich.) –

Wayland Main Street/Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a ribbon cutting at the newly constructed ITC Pavilion located at the corner of Pearl and Pine streets in Downtown Wayland on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 12:30PM.

The project was funded by ITC of Michigan which supported the design and creation of the downtown rain garden (completed in 2017) as well as the pavilion; the Michigan Realtors Association’s MI Great Places, Inc. placemaking grant that empowers communities to achieve “small wins” through community driven projects; #TeamGarcia (Abe and Natalie Garcia), Jean Farrell of Real Estate One – Success, and Jason Makowski of NAI Wisinski that provided the local match necessary to complete the project; and the Wayland Main Street/DDA for additional match and visionary leadership that spearheaded the project.

This project would not have been completed without the enthusiastic support of the City of Wayland and the Department of Public Works that expertly constructed the pavilion. Additional thanks to PCI that reviewed plans and permitted the project at no cost as a community partner.

“The ITC Pavilion project is a testament to the community-driven, revitalization efforts at work in Downtown Wayland. With the support of multiple community partners, the pavilion is an added public asset for all to enjoy.” commented Executive Director, Ingrid Miller. “We look forward to adding new landscape features around the pavilion in the spring and are currently partnering with Wayland Union High School students to design and construct furniture for the space.”

The ribbon cutting is open to the public, light refreshments will be served – dress warm!

 

For more information contact, Ingrid Miller, Executive Director, at 888.417.6653 or Ingrid.miller@downtownwayland.com.

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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.