Two big projects highlight Saginaw city council meeting - WNEM TV 5

Two big projects highlight Saginaw city council meeting

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Two big projects on the city council agenda, both involving the public's input to make the city a better place to live.

First, an update on the 11.2 million dollar grant being used to tear down blight. The money has to be used within 18 months.

Saginaw officials believe this money will allow them to remove roughly 950 houses. They plan to have 400 of those structures done within the next five months.

After the first round is complete, officials will begin on the remaining 450 homes with round two which they hope to begin in the spring.

They can possibly get more money after the 18 months if other cities haven't used up their grants.

Also during the meeting Monday night, the council heard the results of the Charette. For weeks, the new era community group has been collecting ideas on how to design the future of Saginaw.

They presented those ideas, which included more downtown living, a unified hub for transportation, an idea to expand the parks and trails, and the big one was using the river.

The next step would be for these city leaders to take these ideas and come up with some action plans for them, including finding funds and investors to make them possible.

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