News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.

Temporary Shoreline Drive lane closures begin Oct.3

 

MUSKEGON, MI (Sept.28, 2022) – The first phase of the “road diet” study by the City of Muskegon on Shoreline Drive is scheduled to roll out this fall, starting the week of Oct. 3.

With the goal of informing potential uses along this corridor — including increased walkability, bicycling and other pedestrian amenities and recreational opportunities — the first phase of the pilot project will reduce lanes for approximately six weeks on the four-lane US-31 Business Route (Shoreline Drive) through the city’s downtown waterfront. A single lane of Shoreline Drive will be closed in each direction between Seventh Street and Terrace Street so that routine road maintenance can be conducted on Shoreline Drive.

With a “road diet,” city officials are hopeful that slower traffic speeds and fewer vehicular accidents will make this roadway safer and easier to cross from the historic downtown to the waterfront.

After City of Muskegon Department of Public Works’ crews complete half of the concrete pavement repairs, the lane closures will switch to the other two lanes the week of Oct. 17. All of the lane closures and maintenance work on Shoreline Drive through the downtown should be completed by the week of Nov. 14. Engineers will use this routine maintenance closure to collect preliminary data on the road diet and have those results to the city commission and community by the end of the year.

Phase two of the “road diet” study is tentatively planned for spring/summer of 2023 – but still needs commission approval. This timeframe will allow for higher traffic volumes that come with tourism and lakeshore events, according to Public Works Director Leo Evans. Traffic control devices such as traffic cones, pavement markings, barriers and planters will temporarily eliminate one lane in each direction. The public space created by the lane reductions will be tested for bicycle use, landscaped plantings, public art and community gathering areas.

The cost of the project is approximately $100,000 and has been partially approved by the Muskegon City Commission. With the observations and data from the two test periods, the city’s consultant Progressive AE will provide results and recommendations to city officials in the second half of 2023.

Any permanent reconfiguration of Shoreline Drive will require approval through the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and could be a lengthy process of public input, design, funding and construction. The city will conduct public forums to seek community input on any proposed changes to Shoreline Drive. A study preview event on July 25 was well attended.

The public can track the Shoreline Drive study at:

For more information, contact:
Muskegon DPW Director Leo Evans
(231) 724-4100/Leo.evans@shorelinecity.com

 

 

Community informational meeting: Adelaide Pointe development Oct. 3 at 6 p.m

Community informational meeting:
Adelaide Pointe development
Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.

Muskegon Mayor Ken Johnson and the Muskegon City Commission have scheduled an informational meeting and community conversation on the mixed-use, waterfront development at Adelaide Pointe.

The meeting designed for public input is scheduled for Monday Oct. 3, 2022 at 6 p.m. in The Loft of the Fricano Place event center, 1050 W. Western Ave. The next city commission discussion and action on the project can be expected at the Oct. 10 work session and Oct. 11 meeting.

The owner, development team and City of Muskegon staff will present the details of the redevelopment of the former industrial site on Muskegon Lake at 1204 W. Western Ave., answer questions and receive comments. Plans for the $240 million redevelopment include residential condominiums, a marina, boat storage and commercial buildings for a restaurant, event space and boat sales. Adelaide Pointe owners and developers have stressed their plans for public access to the entire waterfront of the property.

 

City of Muskegon, 933 Terrace Street, P.O. Box 536, Muskegon, MI 49443-0536
http://www.shorelinecity.com

City Commission joint meeting with the Muskegon Public School Board

NOTICE

CITY OF MUSKEGON
SPECIAL CITY COMMISSION MEETING

A Special City Commission Meeting
with the Muskegon Public School Board
is scheduled for

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
5:00 p.m. @

Muskegon Public Schools
1458 5th Street
Administration Building, Room E123
Muskegon, MI 49440

AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT POLICY FOR ACCESS TO OPEN MEETINGS OF THE CITY OF
MUSKEGON AND ANY OF ITS COMMITTEES OR SUBCOMMITTEES

The City of Muskegon will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities who want to attend the meeting with twenty-four (24) hours notice to the City of Muskegon. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Muskegon by writing or calling the following:

Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 724-6705

City Manager Candidates

PRESS RELEASE
Six Candidates Chosen to Interview for City Manager

Date: September 12, 2022

Contact: Ann Marie Meisch, City Clerk
231-724-6705

On Friday, September 16, 2022 the City Commission will interview six candidates for City
Manager.

The Commission hired the Michigan Municipal League to recruit candidates for the position.

After an extensive search, the following candidates were presented the opportunity to interview.

City Manager Candidate List 2022

Planning Commission 9-15-2022

NOTICE OF MEETING

Planning Commission
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440

DATE: Thursday, September 15th, 2022

TIME: 4:00 P.M.

PLACE: 1st Floor, Commission Chambers

For More Information Please Call: 724-6702
Planning Department
City of Muskegon

9-6-2022 Citizens District Council CANCELLED

NOTICE OF

CANCELLATION

CITIZENS DISTRICT COUNCIL (CDC)

Scheduled for 9/6/2022 has been cancelled.

Next meeting will be 10/4/2022.

Please call (231) 724-6717 if you have any questions.

Community & Neighborhood Services
City of Muskegon

Shoreline Drive ‘road diet’ study split into two phases; initial lane closures slated to begin in October

For immediate release:
Sept. 06, 2022

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MUSKEGON, MI – The “road diet” study by the City of Muskegon on Shoreline Drive is planned for roll out in two phases.

This October, the first phase of the pilot project plans to reduce lanes for approximately six weeks on the four-lane US-31 Business Route (Shoreline Drive) through the city’s downtown waterfront.  A single lane of Shoreline Drive will be closed in each direction between 7th Street and Terrace Street so that routine road maintenance can be conducted on Shoreline Drive. Engineers will use this routine maintenance closure to collect preliminary data on the road diet.

Phase two is tentatively planned for Spring/Summer of 2023 to account for the higher traffic volumes that come with tourism and lakeshore events, according to Public Works Director Leo Evans.  Traffic control devices such as traffic cones, pavement markings, barriers and planters will temporarily eliminate one lane in each direction. The public space created by the lane reductions will be tested for bicycle use, landscaped plantings, public art and community gathering areas.

The cost of the project is approximately $100,000 with the next round of contracts being brought before the Muskegon City Commission at its Tuesday Sept. 13 meeting. With the observations and data from the two test periods, Progressive AE will provide results and recommendations to city officials in the second half of 2023. The overall goal of the project is to slow traffic, reducing the number of crashes and their severity and making the roadway safer and easier to cross from the historic downtown to the waterfront.

Any permanent reconfiguration of Shoreline Drive will require approval through the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and may take several years for public input, design, funding and construction. Just like at the beginning of road diet study period, the city will conduct public forums to seek community input on any proposed changes to Shoreline Drive. A study preview event held July 25th was well attended.

The public can track the Shoreline Drive study at:

https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/planning/shoreline-drive-pilot-project/

Civil Service Commission Monthly Meeting 9-12-2022 Cancelled

CANCELLED

WHAT: Civil Service Commission
Monthly Meeting

WHEN: Monday, September 12th, 2022
4:00pm – 5:00pm

WHERE: Muskegon City Hall
Conference Room 204
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, Michigan

AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT POLICY FOR ACCESS TO OPEN
MEETING OF THE CITY COMMISSION AND ANY OF ITS
COMMITTEES OR SUBCOMMITTEES

The City of Muskegon will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities who want to attend the meeting, upon twenty-four-hour notice to the City of Muskegon. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Muskegon by writing or calling the following:

Ann Marie Meisch, City Clerk
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440
Telephone 231.724.6705

 

Special DDA meeting notice Sept 13

CITY OF MUSKEGON
INFORMATIONAL
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORTY BOARD MEETING

An informational Muskegon Downtown Development Authority meeting is scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 13, 2022, 10:30 a.m.at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace, Muskegon, MI 49440 in the city commission chambers. This is one of two required annual informational meetings to hear an update on the DDA, its strategic plan and 2022-23 DDA budget. The DDA will make a short presentation and then the board and staff will be available for questions or to receive public comment. The informational meeting is for taxing units, DDA property owners, downtown businesses-organizations and the general public. After the informational meeting, the DDA board will begin its regularly scheduled September meeting.
Date: Sept. 28, 2022

 

AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT POLICY FOR ACCESS TO OPEN MEETINGS OF THE CITY OF MUSKEGON AND ANY OF ITS COMMITTEES OR SUBCOMMITTEES
The City of Muskegon will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities who want to attend the meeting with twenty-four (24) hours notice to the City of Muskegon. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Muskegon by writing or calling the following:
Ann Marie Meisch, MMC
City Clerk
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 724-6705

Legislative Policy Committee Meeting – August 24th at 5:30 p.m. in Room 204

LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022
5:30 P.M.
ROOM 204
MUSKEGON CITY HALL
933 TERRACE STREET
MUSKEGON, MI 49440