WXYZ Detroit - On Sunday, July 31, Spotlight on the News will focus on the 2016 presidential race and the future of Macomb County. Guests will include: WXYZ-TV political pollsters Tim Kiska and Bernie Porn and the executive director of Advancing Macomb, Melissa Roy.
Advancing Macomb conducted numerous interviews in earlier part of 2016. From these interviews, the board of directors identified five ground-level projects as integral to the vision of creating an enriching environment to live, learn, recreate, innovate and conduct business. These are projects that we are adopting to serve as starting points for the larger strategic plan and asset inventory. The final five projects represent all three focus areas – community investment, economic development and natural resource protection.
This public marina redevelopment will help provide additional public access to Lake St. Clair and support development throughout the community. New Baltimore is home to an historic downtown and public beach. This project will be a major addition to the waterfront assets in the Detroit Region for boaters and non-boaters alike.
Encompassing the entire eastern border of the county, Lake St. Clair is a popular recreational lake. It is accessible in select places throughout the county, rich in wildlife and a primary connection point in the Detroit / Windsor region along the Great Lakes system.
Wolcott Mill was officially born in 1847. A Ray Township miller named Arad Freeman constructed a grain and feed mill on the banks of the north branch of the Clinton River in northern Macomb County. In 1989, the mill re-opened as part of the 2,625-acre Wolcott Mill Metropark. The park consists of four independent sites that provide unforgettable experiences in a peaceful, rustic setting.