Wayfinding signs, a block-long social district, in-ground planting strips, rooftop gardens and brightly painted crosswalks were just a few of several ideas presented Tuesday to potentially enhance Colon’s image.
The third of a three-part series centering on efforts to make Colon a destination community took place Tuesday at the American Legion. The 90-minute program was led by Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design and Construction.
Event facilitator Wayne Beyea said the MSU team has conducted similar events with nearly 100 other Michigan communities over the past 10 years. He said MSU’s assistance is called a Sustainable Built Environment Initiative and is led largely by MSU seniors and its graduate students as part of a graded class project.
Beyea said a final report will be compiled and prioritize feedback yielded Tuesday to identify short-, medium- and long-range goals to move forward. He expects that will be completed and presented to the village by March.