Town Center Project and Parking Lot 3 Reconstruction


This downtown project will transform an underutilized space into a vibrant, multi-functional, and universally accessible area, encouraging year-round events, activities, and social interaction. See project rendering below. 

Key elements of the project include:

  • parking lot reconstruction with 18 additional spaces and EV charging stations,
  • a multi-purpose community hub for gatherings and events, expansive green space with enhanced urban greenery, universal accessibility design, green infrastructure, and sustainability measures,
  • addition of on-street parking spaces,
  • upgraded electrical infrastructure,
  • accessible public restrooms,
  • enhanced pedestrian lighting, and comprehensive sit

When will construction related to the town center project begin, and how long is it expected to last?   
Construction is set to begin by April 22, 2024, with an anticipated completion date of August 29, 2024. Parking lots 3 and 10 will be closed until that anticipated August 29, 2024 date. 

Where can we park during construction? 
There are 11 City parking lots for staff, customers, and renters to utilize during the construction. See parking map below. 

Is there a plan for accommodating ADA parking during the construction period?                                                                            Yes. All 11 City parking lots have ADA parking spaces available as well as an on-street ADA parking space on both East Broadway and East Illinois street. Additionally, the sidewalks on the south side of Broadway and east side of Main Street will remain ADA accessible.

Are measures being taken to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and the construction team?
Yes. Access to the site will be limited during the project. The public will be able to observe the project’s progress from a safe distance.

Will there be any temporary closures or detours planned during the construction, and if so, where can we find information about them?
Construction will be contained to the site, and additional street closures will be limited, except for periodic equipment staging. Traffic from the  Mosher Street "curve" or "connector" will be rerouted onto Main and Washington.

Information about the project, including temporary street closures or detours, will be provided on the City's website, blog, and social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Are there any noise restrictions of construction hour limitations in place to minimize disturbance to residents and businesses?
Yes. Construction will be limited to Monday - Saturday, from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Will construction impact public transportation routes and stops in the downtown area?
No. Door-to-door service from I-RIDE will remain intact, with the only exception being temporary road closures during equipment staging. 

Will construction impact delivery routes and stops in the downtown area?
No. Deliveries will not be impacted, except for temporary road closures during equipment staging. 

Who should we contact if we have further questions or concerns about the project?
Stacie Tewari, City Engineer - or (989) 779-5404
Michelle Sponseller, Downtown Development Director - or (989) 779-5348
Aaron Desentz, City Manager - or (989) 779-5321

Downtown Mt. Pleasant Parking

Town Center Color Rendering