Sunday, November 11, 2012
Douglas gets top award for downtown work
Felicia Fairchild, executive director of the Saugatuck-Douglas Convention and Visitors Bureau, presented the City of Douglas with the President’s Plaque, the highest honor in the statewide Keep Michigan Beautiful competition on Monday, Nov. 5.
Fairchild nominated the city for its renovated downtown. The Center Street project done in 2006 included new sewer and water infrastructure as well as landscaped bump-outs, street trees, decorative lighting, on-street parking and a reconstructed roadway.
The improvements were designed to enhance the town’s atmosphere with streetside gardens with benches, sculpture and the capability to filter stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces