Grass Lake Traffic Jam'in

Along with the races in 2009, the DDA helped to launch one of the most successful downtown street fairs ever held in the Village of Grass Lake. With a combination of the racers, car show cruise in, food and entertainment, the Grass Lake Traffic Jam'in brought more than 4,000 people to downtown spread across four blocks to represent the largest street celebration rivaling the last large event, the Village's Centennial in 1971.

Façade Enhancements

Design Michigan brought its staff to Grass Lake to review the Village and its Downtown area for possible enhancements to the facades. Receiving a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts of $6,500, the Village DDA matched that amount and began looking at a number of design enhancements.

Curb & Gutter

New sidewalk curb and gutter from Brown Street to Lake Street on the North side of Michigan Avenue helped to set off the campaign to restore the old Michigan Central Railroad Depot.