Linden seeking redevelopment of properties as part of effort to improve downtownShaun Byron | email@example.com By
on June 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM
LINDEN, MI -- The redevelopment of vacant parcels, marketing the nearby Shiawassee River and attracting new businesses are some of the ideas being discussed as the city of Linden looks to revitalize its downtown.
About 20 people attended a visioning session held Tuesday, June 25, that was put together by Linden's Downtown Development Authority as part of an ongoing effort to develop a single vision and strategy for the community's next 15 years. Wade Trim is also assisting with the project.
The information collected from the meeting, as well as surveys made available to the community, will be compiled and used to attract tier-one and tier-two retailers to the downtown.
The project is intended to help shape and focus on the core downtown, Linden Mayor David Lossing said.
Linden, which has a population just under 4,000, was ranked as one of the top fastest growing communities in Michigan following the 2010 Census, said Lossing, adding that is projected to continue.