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Your 2021 Recap Of Traverse City's (Many) Housing Projects

By Craig Manning | Nov. 27, 2021

How many new residential units would it take to solve Traverse City’s housing crisis? It’s a question that many local players have spent 2021 trying to answer, and it's why this year has seen the discussion, proposal, approval, and groundbreaking of so many different housing projects. To help readers keep track, The Ticker put together a cheat sheet of some of the developments currently in the planning or construction phase.

Alta Vista
What and where:
 Alta Vista is a manufactured housting development underway on 80 acres of land that abuts Hammond Road in East Bay Charter Township, between Hammond and Vanderlip roads.
Number of units: Once complete, Alta Vista will ...

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Touchdown Traverse: A Brief History Of Local High School Football Glory

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Long Lake Township Eyes Twin Lakes Ownership, Dollar General Plans, Dredging Moratorium

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The Ticker's Biggest (OK, only) Sale Of The Year!

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Today Saturday, November 27, 2021

9:00 AM

Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Fair

Featuring over 100 artists. More Info >>

9:00 AM

Paper Constructions: Denise Samuels

Samuels exhibits sculptural, geometric constructions with recycled papers – cereal boxes, common cardboard & other heavier fibers she ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Small Works Holiday Exhibition

Annual showcase of 2D + 3D work that offers small, original art at affordable prices, $150 or less. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

15th Annual Precision Furnace Makeover

Nominate a deserving family & explain why they need a new furnace system. Deadline: Midnight on Sun., Dec. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Nov. 26-27. Support local merchants! More Info >>

10:00 AM

Christmas in the Village Arts & Crafts Show

Two venues for the arts & crafts show: Village Arts Building at 301 N. Mill St. & Willowbrook ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace

Shop from a selection of artisan made gifts, held inside the Town Hall, Glen Arbor. Goods available include: ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Holiday in the Village: A Family Day & Holiday Stroll

Highlights include Caroling on the Corner, Santa arriving via fire truck, story time with Mrs. Claus, tree lighting, ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Also visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Indoor Farmers Market

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10:00 AM

Shop Small Business Saturday, Downtown Bellaire

Participating merchants will offer one day sales, & drink & food specials. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Strolling Lights Festival

Pre-lit tees will be placed on the grounds of the Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District by Nov. 12. ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Annual Art Tree & Small Gift Show

Featuring over 20 artists, all which will have small objects of art displayed on the tree. Other small ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Birds Fly In: A Human Refuge

A cross-cultural art collaboration focusing on themes related to Migration & Intuition. Artist Ellie Harold was surprised by ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus

Share holiday wishes & pose for family pictures. More Info >>

11:00 AM

Northport Christmas Festivities

11am-1pm: Letters to Santa & Storytime at Leelanau Township Library. 12:30-2:30pm: Cookie & gingerbread house decorating at Northport ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Benzie County Habitat for Humanity Festival of Trees

Runs Nov. 26-28. Featuring over 100 items. Volunteers decorate both real & artificial trees & wreaths as well ... More Info >>

1:30 PM

Free Showing of "The Polar Express"

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4:00 PM

Meet Santa's Reindeer

Enjoy some holiday treats as well. More Info >>

5:30 PM

Alden's Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration

Featuring Santa, refreshments, tree lighting, caroling & treats for the kids. More Info >>

6:00 PM

The Village Tree Lighting

Enjoy hot chocolate & Christmas music while awaiting the 6pm countdown.   More Info >>

7:00 PM

Comedy with Bill Bushart

Bill has performed at the Odd Ball Comedy Fest, headlined Michigan's Brew HaHa & Laughfest in Grand Rapids ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Dave Calendine Concert

Enjoy an evening listening to holiday favorites played on the Mighty Cinderella Wurlitzer by Red Wings Associate Organist ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Frankfort Community Tree Lighting

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7:30 PM

"The Savannah Sipping Society"

Filled with laughter & misadventures, middle-aged women successfully bond & find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. ... More Info >>

New Inn Proposed For Downtown Elk Rapids

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Traverse City Law Firm To Be Featured On Sunday's '60 Minutes'

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Mundos Opening West Front Coffee Shop; More Restaurant, Retail News

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Holiday Kickoff Events Abound In Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie

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TC Employers Get Desperate, Creative To Fill Open Positions

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Demolition Work Planned For Rotary Square; More Downtown Project Updates

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Monitoring Work Starts Monday At Union Street Dam

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Elk Rapids Schools To Close Next Week Due To COVID Cases

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"The Nutcracker" Returns Live To Interlochen

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Giving Back During Holidays Takes On New Importance During Pandemic

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Eighth Street Bridge Reopens; More Bridge Updates

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20Fathoms Lands $250,000 State Grant

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Real Estate Frenzy Slowing Slightly

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Jobs For Michigan's Graduates Program Debuts At NMC

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