Ludington receives $2.1 million for James Street Plaza project.

September 25, 2020

Ludington receives $2.1 million for James Street Plaza project.

LUDINGTON — The city of Ludington has received $2,123,190 in a Community Development Block Grant from the Michigan Economic Develop for public facility improvements needed for the James Street Plaza/Legacy Park project in downtown. 

The project will transform the current space into a four-season active community and recreational space. The project will include a permanent pavilion, improvements to the year-round bathroom structure, fireplace and a rain garden. It will also acknowledge the city’s maritime and lumbering heritage and honor the three Native American tribes that first settled the area.

The project is expected to benefit the community by increasing outdoor, year-round recreational and cultural activities. The city anticipates that the project will spur increased private investment and additional economic activity within the downtown. The city plans to contribute $389,710 toward the project. 

“This is great news,” said State Sen. Curt VanderWall (R, Ludington). “The community will benefit from increased outdoor, year-round recreational and cultural activities.”

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