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Old Posted Jun 17, 2018, 4:08 PM
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Another coastal city that is investing in its downtown and capitalizing on its assets is New Buffalo. NB is wrapping up a two-year streetscape improvement project that was the product of 15 years of planning. The bit below about the original wood water lines that were unearthed is quite interesting...

New Buffalo celebrates completion of 2 year-long construction downtown
Karina Flores | WNDU
June 14, 2018

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. There is celebration in the city of New Buffalo Thursday as a two-year long construction project comes to an end. Their Streetscape project is now complete and residents are gathered downtown to see the final product...It was a $4 million project that involved redoing the storm drains, new irrigation, replacing power and gas lines, updating water and sewage, and more. Downtown New Buffalo is over 200 years old and before this project, they still had original water lines made of wood...
I couldn't find any really great photos to post of it. But here is a rendering and a potential reconfiguration plan from Houseal Lavigne Associates (Urban Planning Firm) -

Source: Houseal Lavigne Associates
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