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City Commission Approves Downtown Development
Thursday Jun 12, 2014 10:23am
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(STURGIS) – A development planned for downtown Sturgis has taken another step forward.

Sturgis City Commissioners held a public hearing on a the proposed development planned for the 100 block of West Chicago Road. Assistant City Manager Andrew Kuk explains that Gene Harrison has been working with the City on the purchase and development of these properties. ...... {LISTEN}.

Kuk says the City and Harrison are working on a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to help with this project. ...... {LISTEN}.

Kuk says a Part II application will now be submitted to the MEDC. If approved, then a grant agreement will be made between the City and the MEDC. A development agreement between the City and Harrison is also being drafted that will ensure performance on the grant regarding the creation of jobs and other requirements.

The Commission approved the resolution for community development block grant funds for the project.

Sturgis City Commissioners are working with businessman Gene Harrison to help him purchase and renovate some of these buildings. (photo courtesy of Mike Stiles/WBET News)
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