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TC-TALUS Supports Proposal to Use Park Property for Division Street Improvements

News Release
October 4, 2012


Matt Skeels                                                               Evan Smith
TC-TALUS Coordinator                                          TC-TALUS Board Chair
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TC-TALUS Supports Proposal to Use Park Property for Division Street Improvements


TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The Traverse City Area Transportation And Land Use Study (TC-TALUS) Board of Directors has voted to support a Traverse City ballot proposal that would allow city park property to be used for improvements to Division Street.


The November 6 ballot proposal would allow up to 30 feet of land on the west side of Division Street between 8th and 14th streets to be used for road improvements that would not include additional lanes for through traffic.


Division Street was identified as a corridor of significance during The Grand Vision and was noted in the study as presenting challenges  because it is constrained in its right-of-way.


The TC-TALUS Board believes passage of the ballot proposal would provide an excellent first step in the process of redesigning Division Street to more closely fit both the City's and community's vision.


TC-TALUS is housed and operated within the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments’ Regional Planning department. The mission of TC-TALUS is to provide coordinated leadership and direction for the development and conduct of the continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process for the Traverse City urban area. The 24 member board of directors includes members from area units of government, road commissions, MDOT, Cherry Capital Airport, TCAPS, TART and BATA, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, and citizens-at-large.


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- Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission