Pier Placemaking Grant Closeout Public Hearing

The City of Houghton will conduct a closeout public hearing on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at 616 Shelden Avenue, Houghton for the purpose of affording citizens an opportunity to submit comments and receive a final report on the completion of the Pier Placemaking Project CDBG grant.


The CDBG grant provided funding to assist in construction of a pier and four-season gathering space on Houghton’s central downtown waterfront between Huron Street and Isle Royale Street.  The total project cost was $5,195,020 with CDBG providing funding of $4,035.010 and the City of Houghton providing funding of $1,160,010.


The CDBG project benefitted at least 51% low to moderate income persons.  No persons were displaced as a result of the project.


Interested parties are invited to comment on the project in person at the public hearing or in writing through April 12th.  Written comments can be sent to Clerk, City of Houghton, P.O. Box 606, Houghton, Michigan 49931 or e-mailed to ann@cityofhoughton.com.  Citizen views and comments on the CDBG project are welcome.


City of Houghton

Ann Vollrath, Clerk



aerial view of the city of Houghton and lift bridge