Can a citizen of Alpena Township throw in a view of the big "plaza" plans for the city? Why would you choose the most used parking lot in downtown in walking distance of a lot of local businesses? You are telling local shoppers that a place for special events is more important than handy parking for them.
And while I'm ranting how about abolishing one-way streets in our metropolis? Can you tell I just spent time going around blocks to get to the business I wanted.
A Lot of us like the small town feeling and the nice people who own business downtown.
From a crotchety old lady who has lived and enjoyed Alpena for 80 years.