Jackson City Council discusses MLK Corridor Improvement Authority

The MLK Corridor Improvement Authority (MLKCIA) was a main topic of discussion at the August 9 meeting of Jackson City Council. In two different measures, the City Council voted to expand the borders of the authority to include more of the south side neighborhood and to allocate $4.5 million in federal funds for commercial redevelopment and small business assistance in the authority district. The MLKCIA is mainly focused on the entirety of Prospect Street and S. MLK Drive.

The City Council approved a water main replacement and street resurfacing project for Blakely Street between Elm Avenue and Pleasant Street.

Several community events were approved, including the Hispanic Heritage Festival, Grand River Cleanup and Bright Walls Mural Festival.

A $10 million low-interest loan from the State of Michigan will be used to upgrade the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

A $1.1 million improvement is coming to the Water Treatment Plant. The City Council allocated American Rescue Plan funds for maintenance at the plant

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