Lakeshore Drive Redevelopment

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.

The City formed the Lakeshore Drive Redevelopment Committee comprised of three members of the council, three members of the planning commission, three 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:

Committee Report 10-23-2020

Committee Report 1-16-2020

Open House 2-11-2020

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.  The structural analysis is complete and available.

Pierce Engineering Report

Parking Study by Walker

A presentation and open discussion of the Downtown Parking Study will be held on

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. by teleconference.

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A copy of the study will be available in advance of the date of the presentation to review prior to taking part in the discussion on August 5th.

If you are unable to attend the event, you can provide comments or questions by e-mail:

City of Houghton (906) 482-1700