A website has been dedicated to the Lower Boardman River Unified Plan Project. Please see the link below to learn more.
The Traverse City DDA has created a Lower Boardman River Leadership Team. The primary purpose is to have a Unified Plan completed in 2019 that protects and preserves the River while identifying facilities, amenities, programs, and other considerations that should be implemented to encourage maximum use and enjoyment of this natural resource in Downtown Traverse City.
“The Boardman River is a remarkable asset to Downtown Traverse City and it is time that we focus on a plan that celebrates and also protects. Working with community members on a unified plan will shape the future of the river and create a framework as new development takes place in Downtown Traverse City,” says Jean Derenzy, DDA CEO.
The DDA recently hired Smith Group as a consultant assist in the development of a Unified Plan for the Lower Boardman River. The consultant fee of $40,000 will be covered by grants and TIF 97. A $5,000 Consumers Energy Foundation Grant was awarded for the project. TIF 97 will contribute $10,000.
Information on the development of the Unified Plan may be found HERE.
Learn More on Public Engagement, scheduled events, and data thus far here.
Public Engagement Kick-Off: June 12th
Public Engagement Sessions for area Focus Groups: July 24th & 25th
Public Engagement Pop Ups: August 12th – August 23rd
FishPass Public Engagement Facilitation: October 15th and 30th.
Lower Boardman River Leadership Team
Harry Burkholder, DDA COO
Elise Crafts, Business Owner & City Resident
Christine Crissman, The Watershed Center
Jean Derenzy, DDA CEO
Frank Dituri, City DPS Director
Tim Ervin, Facilitator
Brett Fessell, GT Band
Jennifer Jay, City Resident
Pete Kirkwood, DDA Board member, Business Owner, City Resident
Rick Korndorfer, Property Owner & City Resident
Deni Scrudato, City Resident
Russ Soyring, City Planner
Mike Vickery, City Resident
Tim Werner, City Commissioner
Cindy Winslow, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa of Chippewa Indians
Email the Leadership Team HERE
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