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Downtown Traverse City Eyes Parking Revenue Gains

Downtown Traverse City Eyes Parking Revenue Gains

By Beth Milligan

The Traverse City Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board will consider raising rates in almost every area of downtown parking at their monthly meeting today – part of a long-term plan designed to help fund another city parking deck.

Faced with both a reduction in surface parking due to multiple new commercial and housing developments and increased demand from a skyrocketing number of visitors, DDA staff have compiled a 2015-2018 parking plan that would significantly increase parking system revenues in order to develop more facilities.

The DDA is “pursuing the purchase of land for a west side parking deck,” according to the report – but diminishing availability of tax increment financing (TIF) funds means the city must look to other funding mechanisms for the project. more

Today

GirlTECH

8:30am GirlTECH: Annual career exploration event for high school girls. Aero Park Campus, NMC, TC. 995-1054.

AARP Smart Driver Course

8:30am AARP Smart Driver Course: A classroom driver refresher course for drivers aged 50 and older. Held at the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging office, TC. $15 for AARP members, & $20 for non-members. 922-4688.

Zonta Festival of Trees

9:00am Zonta Festival of Trees: Presented by the Zonta Club Nov. 20-22 at the NMC Hagerty Center, TC. Featuring professionally decorated & school decorated trees; wreaths and accessories; performances by choir & madrigal singers from local schools tonight at 5pm; & model train displays by the Northern Michigan Railroad Club. Tickets: $8 adults, $4 students, four-year-olds and younger are free. zontatc.org

Horizon Books, TC Events

10:00am Horizon Books, TC Events: 10-11am: Story Hour – Thanksgiving: Hear stories & do some activities & a craft. 8:30-10:30pm: Live Music with Songwriters in the Round: Featuring Dan Kelchak, Paul Koss, Adair Correll & Kurt Westie. horizonbooks.com  

Discover With Me!

11:00am Discover With Me! This program will explore social and emotional development by playing games and tracing life-sized drawings of toddlers. Great Lake Children's Museum, TC. greatlakeskids.org

Tour/Cupping

2:00pm Tour/Cupping: Higher Grounds Trading Co., TC. Free with reservation: 922-9009 or email jennifer@highergroundstrading.com.   more

“The Oz Project”

2:00pm “The Oz Project”: Presented by Parallel 45 at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. An original jukebox musical based on “The Wizard of Oz.” Tickets, $20. parallel45.org

Author Ryan Blessing

5:00pm Author Ryan Blessing: Northport HS alumni Ryan Blessing will be at Brilliant Books, TC for a book signing. He is the author of "Clare R." Brilliant-Books.net
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