Placemaking: Dancin' Downtown
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2013 Community Excellence Award Finalist - Rogers City: In 2012, many exciting new businesses opened in Rogers City utilizing approximately 10 percent of existing store fronts and buildings. The streetscape has been upgraded with sophisticated new LED lighting, new ADA ramps, new flower baskets, way-finding signage, and other amenities. Not only is the downtown more beautiful, but it is coming alive with activities: a new Museum Annex, new recreational trails and pocket parks, several new library programs, and two new public art projects. As many as 100 new jobs (in a city of 2,782 people) are being created via new cooperative economic development efforts between city and county governments and private businesses. Social life is groovin' and growing in Rogers City!