S. Saginaw Road Reconstruction

CCA streetscape rendering

Project Details

The S. Saginaw Road streetscape renovation project is the first phase of the overall Center City redevelopment project. Located in the heart of Center City, S. Saginaw Road will be reconstructed from Dartmouth Drive to Patrick Road and eight-food wide multimodal pathways will be created on both sides of this corridor to improve non-motorized and pedestrian access in the district. The project will also feature new, bold statement street lighting for pedestrians and vehicles, and add new horticulture enhancement that will make the corridor more beautiful and inviting for all. 

For more information on the Center City Redevelopment Project, click here.

Construction Updates

Section last updated August 30, 2022

Week 2 of this project is officially underway - and there's already plenty of progress to report! This week, visitors to the Center City corridor will see the following work:

  • Completion of east side tree removal
  • East side saw cutting and concrete removal
  • Tree removal begins on the west side of S. Saginaw Road at Dartmouth moving toward Patrick

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Current General Project Timeline

August 22 - October 13, 2022

During this time period, work will be concentrated on the northeast side of S. Saginaw Road, beginning at Patrick Road and moving toward Dartmouth Drive

  • Tree removal (east and west sides of S. Saginaw Road)
  • Pavement removal
  • Concrete installation
  • Electrical preparations
  • Planting
  • Outlawn restoration

October 14 - November 15, 2022

During this time period, work will be concentrated on the northwest side of S. Saginaw Road, beginning at Dartmouth Drive and moving toward Patrick Road.

  • Pavement removal
  • Concrete installation
  • Electrical preparations
  • Planting
  • Outlawn restoration

Project Funding Sources

Initial funding round:

Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation - $1,000,000
City of Midland - $1,000,000
Dow Company Foundation - $500,000
Charles J. Strosacker Foundation - $ 300,000
USDA  Rural Business Development Grant - $117,000
Balance of $1M Dow grant (2017) - $777,412
Initial funding round total: $3,739,085

Second (matching) funding round:

Dow Challenge Grant - $500,000
Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation - $ 300,000
Midland Area Community Foundation - $100,000
Dow Employees Credit Union - $30,000
Huntington Bank - $25,000
Isabella Bank - $20,000
Horizon Bank  - $10,000
Mary Currie -  $15,000
Second funding round total: $1,000,000

Total project funding: $4,739,085

A schematic rendering of S Saginaw Road intersection with new pedestrian elements and lighting

Construction Timeline

Phase I of the S. Saginaw Road streetscape reconstruction is anticipated to begin in August 2022 and conclude in November 2022. Construction updates will be posted here, as well as shared on the City's Facebook and Twitter accounts and on the City of Midland construction updates page.

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Preconstruction Planning Timeline

Click on the tabs below to see a complete list of actions taken by the Center City Authority Board and the Midland City Council related to the Center City streetscape reconstruction by year. All documents are PDF.

  1. 2018
  2. 2019
  3. 2020
  4. 2021
  5. 2022


July 2018: Midland City Council authorizes contract for development of the Center City Redevelopment Plan

Agenda item  |  Video link  

Strategic Vision & Oversight

Center City Authority Board

  • Joe Kozuch, Chair (Village Green)
  • >Linda Barth (Coldwell Bankers, Center City resident)
  • Jennifer Chappel (Midland County Habitat for Humanity)
  • Jeff Gandy (Property owner)
  • David Ginis (Ginis Goldsmiths)
  • Sharon Mortensen (Midland Area Community Foundation)
  • Alex Rapanos (Midland Towne Center)
  • Chris Schloemann (Domino’s Pizza)
  • Carol Stone (City of Midland)

Preconstruction Steering Committee

  • David Ginis (Owner, Ginis Goldsmiths)
  • Joe Kozuch (Owner, Village Green)
  • Mike Vezina (President/Owner, McCreadie Sales)