Realize Cedar – Construction set to kick off this spring

The new vision for downtown Holt is coming to life.

Construction has officially begun for Realize Cedar, a project that will redevelop the Cedar Street corridor across Delhi Township and create a more livable, walkable community that attracts new businesses and residents, creates jobs and boosts local property values.

The project will include improved sidewalks, street parking, and updated infrastructure to create a safe community for all age groups, including millennials, families, and seniors.

“The project will help create a more livable and walkable community that appeals to people of all ages,” said Howard Haas, Executive Director of the Delhi Township DDA. “It will be a win-win for residents, businesses, and visitors through improved motorist and pedestrian safety, better traffic flow and by connecting our community in new ways.”

The early stages of construction began in March, and the project is scheduled to conclude around the end of the year. During construction, northbound traffic on Cedar Street will be maintained at all times, while southbound traffic will have a short detour.

Businesses and residents will have access to their properties throughout the project.

“Realize Cedar construction will create a temporary inconvenience, but will pay dividends in the long-run by creating a welcoming community for businesses, residents, and visitors,” Haas said “The township will work hand-in-hand with all Cedar Street businesses so they can stay open during construction and will regularly communicate traffic and other restrictions to businesses and nearby residents from start to finish.”

Delhi Township and the township’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) have extensively studied the impact of the proposed project on the local economy. From the start, the township has worked with residents, business owners, and other stakeholders on planning Realize Cedar to create a vibrant downtown that attracts residents, businesses, and jobs while boosting local property values.

Delhi Township and the township’s DDA have moved forward with the implementation of this important infrastructure project, which will result in economic development that will benefit the entire community. Engineering firm Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. (HRC) will carry out the construction on the project.

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The Delhi DDA will communicate with the Holt residents and businesses through several channels during the construction process.

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