TRENDING NOW
These are the hottest stories and sections on Durand Now from May 21st to May 25th 2017!
GALLERY: 2017 RAILROAD DAYS PARADE
More Than 100 Photos!
Posted by Durand Now at 10:45pm 5/20/17
GALLERY: RAILROAD DAYS 2017
All the Photos from the 42nd Annual Durand Railroad Days Festival
Posted by Durand Now at 9:33am 5/21/17
Durand Now photo

Vernon Township residents that live north of the city of Durand, have plenty of questions after receiving letters inviting them to a meeting to discuss selling their homes and property to make room for what is believed to be the construction of a steel mill.  Durand Now reached out to City Manager Colleen O'Toole on Tuesday with questions.  She said the city has no formal comment at this time.  A resident that may be affected by the possible construction told Durand Now on Tuesday that Justin Horvath of Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership was unable to provide any details, citing confidentiality issues.  Horvath told Durand Now the same thing, though both Horvath and O'Toole indicated that they may be able to share more at a later time.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
COULD STEEL MILL BE COMING TO DURAND?
Residents Are Talking But Officials Have No Comment
Posted by Durand Now at 4:09pm 5/24/17
Courtesy photo

The City of Durand completed the installation of a new public people spot located at the corner of Clinton Street and Saginaw Street in downtown Durand. “People spots” or “parklets” are typically constructed in the public-right-of-way along a commercial district and feature open seating and green space. The outdoor space is open to all visitors and subject to the same use as a public park.

The Durand People Spot is a relatively unique feature in Shiawassee County but other communities such as Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Lansing have all experimented with temporary and seasonal parklets.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
DURAND ENCOURAGES POSITIVE LOITERING WITH NEW PLACEMAKING EFFORTS
New Downtown "Parklet" Invites Guests to Hang, Mingle At People Spot
Posted by Durand Now at 8:38pm 5/22/17