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Village of Holly Seeks Volunteers for Planning Commission

October 21st 2016

Village of Holly Seeks Volunteers for Planning Commission (Village of Holly, Oct. 21, 2016) Holly, MI – The Village of Holly is currently seeking volunteers to serve on our Village Planning Commission. The Planning Commission meets once per month on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Village Council Chambers located […]

Flagstar Banks Commits $10 Million to Investing in Pontiac

October 2nd 2016

Flagstar Banks Commits $10 Million to Investing in Pontiac (City of Pontiac, Oct. 2, 2016) Pontaic, MI – Troy-based Flagstar Bank announced on Monday, September 19, 2016, a $10 million investment into the City of Pontiac.  Speaking at the event was representatives from the city, county and state, which included, Mayor Deirdre Waterman; U.S. Senator […]

MML #6 – State Helps Communities Become Redevelopment Ready

September 29th 2016

–MML #6 – State Helps Communities Become Redevelopment Ready (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2016) Mackinac Island, MI – Change in communities happens in one of two ways, either with thoughtful planning or by chaos.  Across the state there are communities on the cusp of recovering from the recession of the past decade, and those […]

Heritage Conference Shares Dixie Hwy History

September 24th 2016

Heritage Conference Shares Dixie Hwy History (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2016) Holly, MI – With a theme of pairing development with history, the 19th annual Oakland County Heritage Conference focused on Dixie Hwy and the 23 miles of this historic road that travel through the Oakland County borders.  The highway stretches from Sault St. […]

MML #4 – How Crowdfunding Builds Community with Patronicity

September 23rd 2016

MML #4 – How Crowdfunding Builds Community with Patronicity (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – “When most people think of cities, they think of buildings, streets and cars. But when I think of cities I think of people… Where people go and where people meet is at the core of community,” […]

Development Planned for E. 9 Mile and Bermuda in Downtown Ferndale

September 22nd 2016

Development Planned for E. 9 Mile and Bermuda in Downtown Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 22, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The development slated for the former St. Paul’s United Methodist Church site made it past the Planning Commission on Wednesday and needs to go to the Zoning Board before breaking ground.  The property, located at […]

Ferndale Chamber, FernCare to Move, 112 Unit Apt. Bldg. Proposed

September 22nd 2016

Ferndale Chamber, FernCare to Move, 112 Unit Apt. Bldg. Proposed (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 21, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The north side of E. 9 Mile from Leland to Paxton could be the site of a 112-unit apartment building called Ferndale Apartments if a proposed development goes through.  The initial plans were presented to the […]

Heritage Conference to Focus on Dixie Hwy Sept. 23

September 13th 2016

Heritage Conference to Focus on Dixie Hwy Sept. 23 (EVENT page) The 2016 Heritage Conference is on the road again with its two-year exploration of the Saginaw Trail as it traversed Oakland County. This September, the conference moves north from Woodward Avenue onto the more rural Dixie Highway. Examine the potential of this heritage corridor […]

Southfield Hosting Northland Center Public Input Mtg. Aug. 23

August 18th 2016

Southfield Hosting Northland Center Public Input Mtg. Aug. 23 (Event Page) SOUTHFIELD, MI– The city of Southfield will hold a Northland Public Input Meeting on Tuesday, August 23 from 6– 8 p.m. in the Southfield Public Library Auditorium, 26300 Evergreen Road. As the city continues to pave the way for redevelopment of the former Northland […]

Berkley City Manager Grapples with Public Discontent, Invites Sheriff to Investigate Claims

June 28th 2016

Berkley City Manager Grapples with Public Discontent, Invites Sheriff to Investigate Claims (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 28, 2016) Berkley, MI –  City leaders in Berkley are facing a culture of discontent as progressive elected officials try to manage municipal business in opposition to residents who are well-organized and ready stop decisions they think will change […]