NEGAUNEE, Mich, (WZMQ) – The Upper Peninsula Arts and Culture (UPAC) Alliance held a reception today to highlight some recent and upcoming infrastructure improvements in Downtown Negaunee.
These improvements were made possible by grant money from the Michigan Economic Development Corperation, and include new sidewalks, new streetlights, and refurbished buildings for local businesses.
UPAC Alliance President Sue Roll said Negaunee’s efforts are making it stand out.
“Negaunee for the last couple of years has been investing in itself in ways that make the community more livable,” said Roll, “more and more UP communities are looking for how to improve our communities for our residents and our visitors, and Negaunee is kind of a shining example of that right now.”
The reception also included a tour of downtown Negaunee led by the City Manager Nate Heffron, who said the new improvements would benefit both the city’s culture, and economy.
“It’s going to bring people to our community,” said Heffron, “it’s going to have an area where people can socialize, it’s going to bring more jobs, stabilize jobs, and bring new businesses to our community in downtown Negaunee.”
The city also plans to begin construction on several new parks and green spaces this spring.
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