MUSKEGON, MI — A host of residential developments have been completed, are under construction or in the planning stages for downtown Muskegon. With the transformation of downtown Muskegon from the Muskegon Mall era, now is the time to celebrate “Live Downtown Muskegon, an urban Lakeshore lifestyle.”
Downtown Muskegon Now with the support of five groups excited about the explosion of downtown residential options launched the Live Downtown Muskegon initiative at the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce’s Home, Garden + DIY Show at Fricano Place Friday and Saturday March 9 and 10. The same reasons that it is exciting to work and play in downtown Muskegon, it is now just as dynamic to live here as well, according to DMN Executive Director Dave Alexander.
“From affordable senior apartments to luxury homes on Muskegon Lake, 2018 will see all sorts of living options open up in downtown Muskegon,” Alexander said. “Among the $50 million-plus in downtown construction now underway are more than 150 apartment units that will open this year that are desperately being sought by the West Michigan market.”
Live Downtown Muskegon had a table at the Home, Garden + DIY Show to provide information on all of the downtown housing options – those existing, under construction and in the planning stages. There are also a host of reasons that living downtown is truly joining the “urban lakeshore lifestyle.”
Among the reasons to Live Downtown Muskegon:
• Walk to restaurants, breweries and distilleries.
• Be a part of more than 1.1 million people who visited downtown Muskegon last year for events and institutions
• Join the 10,000 of your friends and neighbors at the Saturday Muskegon Farmers Market
• Celebrate motorcycles, Irish music, Fridays in Hackley Park, arts and crafts, Christian music, Polish culture, jazz music and much more at annual festivals.
• Cheer on the home teams Muskegon Lumberjacks, the Muskegon Risers and West Michigan Ironmen at L.C. Walker Arena.
• Continue your education at the Muskegon Community College Sturrus Center, the Baker College of Muskegon Culinary Institute of Michigan and Hackley Library.
• Shop local, specialty retailers at the Century Club Center, Western Market, Cheese Lady, Front Porch and Vintage Redefined.
• Live in the dynamic and diverse urban Nelson Neighborhood.
• Experience art, history and culture at the Muskegon Museum of Art, Lakeshore Museum Center, Muskegon Heritage Museum and the Hackley & Hume houses.
• Take in Muskegon Lake sunsets at Muskegon County’s Heritage Landing.
• Bike, run or walk on the Lakeshore Trail along Muskegon Lake.
The Live Downtown Muskegon table was at the home show Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alexander provided a seminar at the home show on downtown living Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. The Event Center at Fricano Place is at 1050 W. Western in downtown Muskegon’s Western Waterfront district.
Live Downtown Muskegon is being launched by Downtown Muskegon Now, Watermark Place, Lakeview Lofts, Port City Construction/Heritage Square Townhomes, Hinman Group/Terrace Flats and downtown’s Core Realty Partners.