We are the first to admit this is NOT ideal, nor the highest and best use of the dock. But, in the short term, it makes this project feasible and without it, not. Once pedestrians have a way to safely get across the highway (think medians with safe at-grade crossings, bridges, tunnels, shuttles, trams, trolleys) […]
Meeting Delayed! The meeting scheduled for Monday, January 13 at 7 has been postponed. A joint study session of the Traverse City Light & Power Board and the City Commission will occur in the future. Details will provided as the meeting is rescheduled.
Save the Date! On Monday, January 13 at 5 pm there will be an important public meeting on the Discovery Center Harbor & Marina. A joint study session of the Traverse City Light & Power Board and the City Commission will meet in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Government Center. More details will provided at the meeting gets closer.
On December 10, 2013 the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes brought an exciting proposal to the Traverse City Light & Power Board. This proposal has huge potential economic, recreational, educational and cultural benefits to the residents and visitors of our region as an ACTIVE working waterfront with offerings such as: Major waterfront attraction – economic […]
On August 12, 2013 Mr. Alwyn Johnson, of Interlochen, publicly criticized the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes in the Record-Eagle for flying the American Flag on a diagonal pole mounted to our nautical flag pole known as the “gaff.” While we admire Mr. Johnson’s patriotism and are grateful for his service, his citation of the US Flag […]
John Dancer, with Cornerstone Architects, has released several beautiful renderings of the design for the future facility for Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes. These designs are the result of a year-long planning process, during which we gathered information from the four partner organizations of Discovery Center, as well individuals, community leaders, and educators in our […]
We are pleased to announce the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes Master Facilities Plan! Through a year-long planning process, we gathered information from the organizations and people currently involved with Discovery Center, as well individuals, community leaders, and educators in our area. This information was then carefully collected, considered, and used by Cornerstone Architects and […]
Input from the Discovery Center partner organizations was collected during a planning summit on
We need your ideas! As you can read elsewhere on this site, we are in the process of planning a new and improved Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes for our community. Having completed four highly productive focus groups in November, we are now distributing a community-wide survey to determine a vision for the Discovery Center with broad appeal to various audiences. If […]
Four focus groups were held to assist in the Discovery Center’s long-range facility planning process between November 8 and November 20, 2011. A total of total 50 people generously participated, divided equally between men and women. Representatives from business, government, the nonprofit sector, education, and the community at large came together to share their ideas. A preliminary report was generated […]