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Michigan City Journal | October 19, 2018

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City Invites Public to Discuss New Downtown Civic Plaza

Michigan City Journal
Luis Izquierdo

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — City officials are inviting residents to join the discussion on the upcoming civic plaza that will be located at the corner of 7th and Franklin Streets in the Uptown Arts District.

Keynote speaker and tourism expert Roger Brooks scheduled to address Michigan City residents to answer questions about the upcoming civic plaza.

Keynote speaker and tourism expert Roger Brooks will address the public during two discussion on Thursday, August 9 to


explain how the plaza is a key piece in Michigan City’s journey to becoming “the best city in the Midwest”.

Brooks will first speak at a joint public workshop with the Michigan City Redevelopment Committee at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Common Council Chambers located at 100 E. Michigan Boulevard.


Officials from the Michigan City Redevelopment Committee and Common Council as well as Brooks will be available to answer questions from the public rewarding any specifics about the plaza.

Another gathering will be held later in the afternoon on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the vacant lot that will soon become the plaza.


The afternoon event will begin with comments by Mayor Ron Meer followed by Brooks’s presentation.

In an event posted on Facebook, My Michigan City stated, “The Plaza is a key component to the revitalization of Michigan City. This effort will be possible with the development of a public assembly space, or plaza, that will be programmed 250 or more days a year with activity that can be enjoyed by all residents of Michigan City, regardless of age, gender, income or any other factor.”


All members of the public are invited to attend both events and ask any questions or address any concerns.

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