Allegan Riverfront Development
Creating a sense of place
Abonmarche worked with the City of Allegan to develop the City’s under-used riverfront area. The riverfront area is located between picturesque buildings and the Kalamazoo River and can be seen from M-89, one of the main corridors into Allegan, making it an important potential draw for visitors driving through the City.
During the planning stages of the project, Abonmarche staff hosted and attended many public meetings, coordinating with City staff to gather area residents’ ideas for the project and to answer their questions.
Abonmarche assisted Allegan with grant development for the riverfront project, as well as for a canoe/kayak launch project that will be located near the riverfront plaza. Additionally, Abonmarche worked with the City of Allegan to redevelop the parking lots along the riverfront to support the redevelopment effort.