Downtown Wayland Main Street

Pulling Together - Building Legacy - Celebrating Place

NOTICE OF DDA MEETING DATE & TIME CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 

Will not hold its regular meeting, scheduled for

July 19, 2017

 

Wayland Main Street/DDA Receive Grant for Upcoming Rain Garden

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.

NOTICE OF DDA MEETING DATE & TIME CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 

Will not hold its regular meeting, scheduled for

June 21, 2017

 

Porous Pave Comes to Downtown Wayland

 

With support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the city of Wayland is enhancing its downtown by installing eco-friendly, durable, and freeze-resistant paving solution in the tree surrounds throughout downtown. This product, Porous Pave, will create a safer and more visually appealing pedestrian experience by extending hard surface area and eliminating debris from accumulating in tree pits. Making the downtown more accessible to residents and visitors of all ages was identified as an important effort to implement Wayland Main Street’s family friendly downtown strategy.

“The efforts by the city of Wayland and the Downtown Development Authority to update and refresh their downtown have resulted in an active downtown that is a destination for visitors and a wonderful place for residents to call home. We’re pleased to support this tree surround project that will further enhance downtown Wayland,” said MEDC Senior Vice President of Community Development Katharine Czarnecki.

Administered by MEDC, the Michigan Main Street program provides technical assistance for communities desiring to develop their own local Main Street program by utilizing the Main Street Approach™ – a common-sense approach to tackling the complex issues of revitalization by capitalizing on downtown’s history and identifying the unique assets of the community itself. For more information on the Michigan Main Street Program, visit https://www.miplace.org/communities/mms/.

Wayland Main Street/DDA is extremely proud of this downtown improvement project,” said Wayland Main Street/DDA Director Ingrid B. Miller. “Not only is it environmentally friendly and support a safe and attractive downtown, it also highlights our programs ability to introduce innovative placemaking features and to pull together volunteers and partners like MEDC to successfully accomplish our revitalization vision.

Earlier this year, the city of Wayland was named a winner of the Michigan Main Street Photo Contest sponsored by the MEDC. Wayland was the winner of the Organization category, which focused on photos that display the community’s volunteers, fundraising campaigns, and Main Street efforts to increase awareness for local organizations. Wayland’s Main Street program will receive $1,000 for its winning submission.

For more information on the Wayland tree surround project, please contact Main Street Director Ingrid Miller.

NOTICE OF DDA MEETING DATE & TIME CHANGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 

Will hold its regular meeting

November 14, 2017

 

At 3:00 PM

New Life Community Church

160 Pine Street

Wayland, MI 49348

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