The Lake Center District runs along Portage Road between Osterhout and East Centre Avenue. With the existing conditions on Portage Road come inherent difficulties with traffic movements and pedestrian safety. A sound plan for a future Lake Center District that benefits the affected property owners and businesses is necessary. The City of Portage is prepared to invest in the area to help stimulate the creation of an attractive and viable Lake Center District that functions on all levels – creating stability and encouraging investment while protecting the quality of life for Portage residents.
Workshops to discuss the future of the Lake Center District were held on February 10 with businesses and residents. More than 40 individuals representing the business community attended the afternoon session and approximately 175 residents attended the evening session. Those who attended had the opportunity to talk with city staff and elected officials, as well as the planning consultants. While no decisions were made at this meeting, the dialogue will assist the city and planners with some initial “likes” and “dislikes.” Learn more about additional workshops this spring by visiting: http://www.portagemi.gov/721/Lake-Center-District.