Northville street closure to continue through April 2022
Feb. 8, 2021 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Northville officials recently announced they have extended the downtown Social District Street Closure plan until May 1, 2022, following approval by the city council.
Last June, the city council unanimously approved closure of Main Street between Center Street and Hutton to vehicle traffic, as well as Center Street between Main Street and Dunlap, following a trend in other cities, like Detroit, Brighton, Plymouth and Ann Arbor. The Plan was set to allow more space for pedestrians to safely shop and dine during the COVID-19 pandemic and help small business.
In November, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), working with local business owners, fostered the development of temporary outdoor pods for customer visitors to stay warm. Each heated pod was furnished with high-top tables for four to six people. Manfred Schon who is originally from Germany, came up with the idea and raised nearly $100,000 to make it happen.
DDA director Lori Ward coined the name, “Heat in the Streets,” for the unique vendor stands and kiosks that have proven to be very popular.