ADA, Mich. (WZZM) – In 2006, the Village of Ada started its downtown redevelopment plans. Fast forward to today, and phase one is underway.
Ahead of the redevelopment, Headley Street had no sidewalks or on-street parking, but construction crews are changing that. "It's being reconstructed with sidewalks, on-street parking," explained Ada's director of planning, Jim Ferro. "It will be a street that will be part of the village."
Ferro's also choosing a new streetlamp design. The more energy-efficient street lamps will line Headley Street when construction is finished. Ferro says the Headley Street work is just part of the improvements in this first phase of Ada's redevelopment plan.
It's an exciting time for Ada, as it's an opportunity to build a whole new part of town from the ground up.