All the news from the DDA monthly board meetings and more…
- Grand River Brewery, 1 E. 14 Mile, (former Pumachug) has received their liquor license approval from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) and is focusing on opening by the holidays. State Representative Sharon MacDonnel steppped in and gave assistance with MLCC
- 151 E. 14 Mile, Clawsonian Apartments, the new signage is installed on the east tower wall
- Site plans have been submitted for:
- 172 E. 14 Mile, former Burger King site, for a multi-use commercial & residential development
- 41 E. 14 Mile, the restyling of White Wolf/ Noble Fish into Noble Village
- 150 N. Main, former PNC location, received approval from Council to be established as a Commercial Rehabilitation District, an incentive through the state to encourage the rehabilitation of commercial property. A concept for multi-use commercial & residential development was presented and has been discussed with the city Development Team.
- The new dining room – Noori Pocha – is open and very successful at Noori, 1 S. Main
- Downtown Charlies, 236 S. Main, is now open Thursday and Friday evenings with a seafood menu
- Met with the realtor for 29 S. Main (former Yarn Stop University location adjacent to The Yarn Stop at 25 S. Main) and was informed we will soon welcome a florist at the location
- Available for lease:
- 25 W. 14 Mile (former Triple Thread)
Commercial construction projects continue in and around the downtown
- Broadway Square; continues to complete apartment units. Leasing information for The Clawsonian apartments can be found at https://www.clawsonian.com
- 38 S. Main, interior renovations continue on schedule for Gus’ Snug Irish Pub
- 400 S. Main has a current building permit – potential Loaded Dice brewery location
- 76-84 W. 14 Mile (former Lim’s) has current building permit
- 516 N. Main; townhome development is framed and roofing is complete
- Clawson Manor, 255 E. 14 Mile; (senior high rise); interior & exterior renovations continue and project remains on schedule with exterior completion expected in late Fall
- 436-456 W. 14 Mile, plans have been approved by Planning Commission for an apartment development
Main Street 2024 Technical Visit update:
Jill Bahm of Giffels Webster presented a progress report to the DDA on the update of the Downtown Master Plan. The next step will be scheduling a workshop to review and discuss all updates. A meeting inviting public input will be scheduled when the draft is complete.
Grant follow ups
- Pedestrian crossing signal update: AEW is having a structural engineer view the island signal base, as requested by the Road Commission, following the auto colliding with the base earlier this year
- Alley Heart Artwork: Miss Dig has been called to mark the site. Will be installed once the fabricator completes the final two pole base supports.
- Trash pickup and municipal dumpster enclosures remain an issue. We will be scheduling a meeting with business owners to get answers from them on their experiences and needs so we can begin a strategic plan of action and will plan on forming a sub-committee to tackle this problem
- Other news: the city master plan survey is online https://www.cityofclawson.com/latestnews_detail_T87_R393.php
- Meeting with Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) to set an agenda for an upcoming meeting with the DDA Traffic & Parking Committee members
- Planning is underway for the downtown October events – Trick or Treasure and the Great Pubkin Crawl which take place on Saturday, October 28.
- For news on Trick or Treasure the only allergy-friendly event in the county: https://www.downtownclawson.com/happenings/trick-or-treasure/
- For news and registration for The Great Pubkin Crawl: https://www.downtownclawson.com/happenings/the-great-pubkin-crawl/
- Volunteers are purchasing and planting Fall mums in the planters
- considering options for holiday decor
WE APOLOGIZE FOR NOT KEEPING UP WITH NEWS & PICS ON FACEBOOK AND INSTA BUT OUR PAGE WAS HACKED AND WE’VE SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS TRYING TO GET THINGS BACK TO NORMAL. THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES AND WE HOPE TO BE BACK SOON.