In 2019, the City of Houghton sent out Requests for Proposals to choose a developer to redevelop the “Big Parking Deck” on Lakeshore Drive. Three proposals were received. After reviewing the proposals and meeting with the developers, the Houghton City Council choose to work with Veridea Group on a redevelopment project. Follwing are links to the Request for Statements of Qualifications issued by the City and Veridea’s Statement of Qualifications:
The City formed the Lakeshore Drive Redevelopment Committee comprised of two members of the council, two members of the planning commission, two members of the DDA, the city manager, one downtown business owner, and a member of the public at-large. This committee was asked to meet with Veridea Group while they develop a new plan for the redevelopment project and report back to the Council. The group has met twice with Veridea. Notes from those meetings are attached:
The committee recommended the Council share in the expense of a Downtown Parking Study with Walker Consultants and a Structural Analysis of the parking deck with Pierce Engineering. The Council agreed to share in the expense of the consultants. Both studies are complete and available here.
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