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Old Town Saginaw to get makeover

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The possibility of more upscale housing moving into Old Town Saginaw has been years in the making. Now that the city council has extended the deadline it's one step closer to happening.

The lot on North Hamilton, between Ames and Madison, has sat vacant for years, but that may soon change as developers could be moving forward with plans to turn the land into new, high-end brownstone-type townhouses. 

"I think any new business or living quarters brought to Old Town would be good for all of us," said Marsha Henne, an employee at the Red Eye Cafe.

The cafe is just down the street from the land where the new homes will be built. She said she believes it would create an exciting new environment in Old Town.

Saginaw resident John Sauer said he hopes the city uses plans currently underway in Bay City as a model for Saginaw. 

Henne said she is for anything to improve the city and bring new life to Old Town. 

In addition to the townhomes, there would also be about 3,000 square feet of commercial space.

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