All the news that is news from Downtown Clawson in the month of December
Downtown Business Updates
- Noori Chicken, 1 S. Main is now open. They are planning to apply for a Redevelopment Liquor License
- A draft copy of the Downtown Parking Study has been received and is under review by the Parking sub-committee
- Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) is working on a new website to promote all of the Main Street communities and they have just contracted with reporter Crystal Proxmire to help the DDA’s with content and photos.
- We received a few additional outdoor heaters and PPE to distribute. This is remaining product from the Oakland County Restaurant Relief Program
- The 14 Mile alley arch and latest round of silhouette art figures will be installed in the Spring. DPW had a staffing shortage that moved some projects further out.
- Have not received notice from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) on the Social District applications from the list of license holders
- The fundraising for the clock is moving forward. The publicity attracted the attention of a clock repairman who is willing to assist with the internal clock replacements and is assessing the post to see if replacement can be avoided.
Continuing to work on specifics of two sources of grant funding – one for signalized crosswalks and one for streetscape elements. In the process of obtaining quotes for different project options
Building & Planning Department Update
- Public hearing is set for the January 11 PC meeting on the draft of the Clearzoning format of the Clawson Zoning Ordinances
- In January the Planning Commission will begin to review sign ordinance revisions presented by Giffels Webster, the City Planners
Concepts for the alley design – artwork, lighting, seating and landscaping – to be developed
Need to schedule ribbon cuttings for Lucky Duck, 38 S. Main, Downtown Charlie’s, 230-236 S. Main, and Noori Chicken, 1 S. Main. Potentially scheduled as an event by adding in Eclectic Home, 133 W. 14 Mile and Lewton’s Cards & Collectables, 18 S. Main
Winter snowmen are in place and additional snowmen may be made available.
The DDA applied and received a Consumers Energy Our Town grant of $10,000 to be used as a matching \dollar bonus for gift certificates purchased through the Downtown Dollars program. Bonus dollars will be advertised on social media and at a City Council meeting. The bonus dollars will be available while supplies last. Downtown Dollars gift certificates remain available for purchase on downtownclawson.com