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In 2009, the City of Mt. Pleasant participated in the Michigan Municipal League's "Race for the Cup" Community Excellence Award. While the City won their regional award, it lost the overall …

In 2009, the City of Mt. Pleasant participated in the Michigan Municipal League's "Race for the Cup" Community Excellence Award. While the City won their regional award, it lost the overall competition.

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  • 1. Blazing a Path to New Urbanism Quality of Life Sense of Place Urbanism Vibrant Downtowns Green Design Walkability Entrepreneurship
  • 2. Bold Vision. New Urbanism. Redevelopment of the Historic Borden Building
  • 3. The Michigan Condensed Milk Factory (Borden Creamery) Opens in 1908
  • 4. The Journey
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  • 12. Critical Partnerships
  • 13. Learn to love a flowchart.
  • 14. Timeline 1908 Creamery Opens Factory Closes 1965 Property sold to Burton Bader for $12,500 Bader grants City option to purchase 1976 City Commission votes no 1960 1975 Sixteen attempts to develop fail 1976 – 2002 City seeks proposals 2002 2002 City receives DEQ Riverfront Acq Grant Accepts earnest $ from J.E. Johnson 2003
  • 15. Timeline 2005 OPRA approval J.E. Johnson solicits City as partner/tenant. DEQ Grant #4 MEDC approves Brownfield tax capture plan.* 2005 2007 $3.7 mill bond sale 2007 Construction begins 2004 DEQ Brownfield Redev. & waterfront grants. EDC uses grant & TIFA to purchase 2005 2008 City moves into Borden Building. 2005 Voters sell old City Hall; 65% approval 2006 2007
  • 16. The 7.2 Million Dollar Project Payment for Condo Furniture, Fixtures Environ. Cleanup Phones, Gen., Utilities &… Other Infrastructure Streetscape Legal/Bond Contingencies Land 3.639 1.063 1.221 .243 .375 .135 .157 .236 .150 Costs Total: 7.221
  • 17. The 7.2 Million Dollar Project Sale of City Hall Internal Funds Tribal 2% Reallocation Total DEQ Funds Bonds .950 .830 .247 1.046 3.788 Funding Sources Total: 7.221 Brownfield capture Dedicated .6 mil
  • 18. What this Project has done for Mt. Pleasant
    • Link to Downtown Core
    • Created City’s FIRST
    • Historic District
    • Expanded Riverwalk Trail System
    • Creative framework for public and private partnerships
    • Removal of blight and contamination
    • Expanded commercial tenant space
    • Signature entrance to West Side
    • Expanded streetscape and public landscaping
    • Exemplary adaptive reuse of an industrial building
    • Placed old city hall property on tax roll
    • Increased public parking
    • Increased Downtown foot traffic
  • 19. 10 Reasons the Cup is Ours
    • 65% of voters agreed to tax themselves
    • The 17 th attempt really is the charm
    • Came in $100,000 under budget
    • Created regulation interpretations that you too can benefit from
    • DEQ ’s the Project
    • Somebody had to do it first
    • In 40 years nobody else could pull it off
    • We can move an entire government in 4 days
    • City’s biggest recycling project, EVER
    • Even the MEDIA supported the project
    • Created rallying point and increased civic pride during tough times
  • 20. Bold Vision. One amazing project.