Northville DDA presses for downtown walking path

Another nook and cranny is being planned for downtown Northville, now that city officials are planning to create a cut through.

A cut through is a pedestrian-only path, and in this case it would connect Main Street and the parking lot behind the Marquis Theatre. The $800,000 project would cut through one of the bays of the old Girly Daze building. Think something similar to Nickels Arcade in Ann Arbor, or a decorative walkway.

The
idea is to make downtown more pedestrian friendly by giving foot
traffic another option to get around. It would connect the vibrancy of
Main Street to a 200-spot parking lot.

“That lot is the most utilized lot in the downtown primarily because of its central location,” says Lori Ward, director of the Northville Downtown Development Authority.

The city has hired Ann Arbor-based Cooper Design to create the cut-through and is planning to nail down the design this winter and start construction next spring.

Source: Lori Ward, director of the Northville Downtown Development Authority
Writer: Jon Zemke