Christmas Celebration Parade Route and Road Closure Information

It is time to visit Downtown Mt. Pleasant and enjoy the Christmas Celebration slated for December 2-3, 2022. Please note the following street closures. For full event information visit: www.mt-pleasant.org/christmascelebration.

Thursday, December 1 starting at 5 p.m. – Saturday, December 3 at 10 p.m.

Broadway St. closed from Main to Franklin.

Court St. closed from Jockey Alley to Broadway.

University St. closed from Broadway to Cat’s Meow Alley.

Franklin St. closed from Broadway to Cat’s Meow Alley.

Beginning December 1 at 4 p.m., cars left on the streets noted above will be subject to towing.

Saturday, December 3

6 a.m. – 10 p.m. No on street parking on Main St. from Town Center to High St.

Cars left on Main St. will be subject to towing.

8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Broadway St. closed from Main to University.

2 p.m. – 10 p.m. Main St. closed to through traffic from Town Center to High St.

The lighted parade which begins at 6 p.m. on December 3, starts at the First United Methodist Church, travels north on Main Street, east on Broadway Street, south on Lansing Street to Michigan Street. B’s Music Shop will serve as parade Grand Marshal.

PARADE SAFETY NOTE:  For the safety of parade-goers and parade participants; please do not venture out into the street during the parade. Stay on the sidewalk during the entire duration of the parade.

Downtown Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration Scheduled for December 2 and 3

Downtown Mt. Pleasant will be filled with holiday spirit at the December 2-3 Christmas Celebration. A community tradition for almost three decades, this event offers a variety of activities for the whole family.

The celebration kicks off Friday, December 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Broadway Street between Main and Franklin. The Winter Market will once again feature specialty crafts and food vendors and Candy Cane Lane will host a variety of children’s games, activities, and live performances. Hayrides and visits with Santa and Santa’s reindeer round out the night’s festivities.

Saturday, December 3 highlights include the Jingle All-The-Way Kids Fun Run, and the adult 5K and 5 Mile Run, all starting at Max & Emily’s. Registration must be completed online. Races begin at 7:50, 8:25 and 8:30 a.m., with proceeds benefitting Toys for Tots.

A pancake breakfast with Santa is scheduled from 9 a.m. – noon at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Admission is $10 adults, children 10 and under $5. Children under four are free. Proceeds benefit the SHA Athletic Association. Tickets can be purchased at the Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation office located inside City Hall at 320 West Broadway.

The celebration continues at 6 p.m. on Saturday with the lighted parade starting at Main and Illinois Street and continuing down Main and Broadway.  B’s Music Shop will serve as parade Grand Marshal.

Registration forms for the Jingle All-The-Way Kids Fun Run, 5 Mile Run and 5K Walk/Run, volunteer opportunities, Winter Market Vendor Application, and parade entry applications can be found at www.mt-pleasant.org/christmascelebration. November 16 is the deadline for market vendor and parade entry applications.

November 12 is “Ladies’ Day Out” in Downtown Mt. Pleasant

Ladies’ Day Out is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2022 and is poised to be another great event in downtown Mt. Pleasant. And, a wonderful opportunity to conquer that holiday shopping list.

Big prizes. Rather than smaller raffle prizes being distributed, attendees will have the opportunity to win $250, $500 or $1,000 in downtown gift certificates. Individuals can stop by the Broadway Theatre from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. to register to win these notable prizes.

Questions: Contact Downtown Development Director Michelle Sponseller at msponseller@mt-pleasant.org or (989) 779-5348.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – August 8, 2022

Water Plant Operators Alexander Swick and Zach Griffith were introduced.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

6) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held July 25, 2022.

7) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held July 25, 2022.

8) Purchase from JWC Environmental of Santa Ana, CA of a rebuilt 2022 grinder assembly.

9) Waived fees for Downtown Pitch Competition being held November 9, 2022.

10) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved a second Youth Services Unit Officer position.

Approved a resolution approving the Downtown Mt. Pleasant Social District and budget amendment for same.

Held a work session discussion regarding potential housing program.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:13p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Hybrid Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – August 8, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Consider approval of purchase from JWC Environmental for a rebuilt 2022 channel grinder assembly.
  • Follow-up discussion on Youth Services Unit (YSU) Officer.
  • Consider resolution approving the Downtown Mt. Pleasant Social District and approve a budget amendment for the same.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City Commission Meeting will be held in person in the City Chambers/City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) with virtual attendance options as well. Non-voting participants may view the meeting live on the City’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/, on Spectrum Charter channel 188 or via Zoom.

If a virtual option becomes unavailable due to technical difficulties, the meeting will continue as scheduled. Residents who would like to provide a comment during the appropriate time are welcome to come to the meeting at City Hall, or email their statement to comments@mt-pleasant.org.

To participate via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82886370984?pwd=VHBKbWRWc1ZlU255bFVBaFBmZU5FQT09

Meeting ID: 828 8637 0984

Passcode: 544863

Phone dial-in: (312) 626-6799

Audio and video will be muted for members of the public and then unmuted by the host during public comment periods.

For participants accessing via computer or smartphone please use the “Raise Your Hand” icon to indicate you would like to speak. First, click on the “Participants” icon at the bottom of your screen. Next, click on the “Raise Your Hand” icon near the bottom right corner of the screen.

To raise your hand for telephone dial-in participants, press *9.

Members of the public may be muted or removed if using abusive language or if they become disruptive to the meeting.

Virtual attendance to the meeting and participation during public comment periods will be conducted as follows:

  • Members of the public are asked to provide their name and address with any comments.
  • Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting, or during the meeting via email to comment@mt-pleasant.org. Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment period.

Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Brian Assmann            bassmann@mt-pleasant.org

Elizabeth Busch          ebusch@mt-pleasant.org

Olivia Cyman              ocyman@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke              meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan            gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Human Resources office at (989) 779-5314. Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the City through the Michigan Relay Center at 711. A 48-hour advance notice is necessary for accommodation.

Parking Lot #3 Saturday Closures – Farmers’ Market

Beginning June 18 – October 8, 2022 parking lot #3, located at the NW corner of Main and Broadway will be closed on Saturday’s for the weekly Farmers’ Market. Overnight permit holders are requested to park in lots #2, #4 or #5 on Friday nights during this time. Cars left in parking lot #3 will be towed, at no cost to the vehicle owner, to parking lot #10, located at the NW corner of Broadway and Mosher.

The Farmers’ Market runs from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In addition to on-street parking, other free daytime parking options include:

PARKING LOT #1

Located at the NW corner of Michigan and Franklin, behind the Broadway Theatre, Stan’s and Grays Furniture and Boutique.

PARKING LOT #2 (AKA JOCKEY ALLEY)

Located on Mosher, between Main and Court.

PARKING LOT #4

Located on Washington between Michigan and Broadway, behind Curtiss Pro Hardware and the Upper Cut.

PARKING LOT #5

Located at the SE corner of Michigan and Washington, behind the old Ward Theatre.

PARKING LOT #6

Located at the NW corner of University and Illinois, behind Listening Ear and The Bird Bar and Grill.

PARKING LOT #9

Located on Mosher, between Court and Franklin.

PARKING LOT #10

Located at the NW corner of Broadway and Mosher.

PARKING LOT #11

Located on Franklin, between Broadway and Mosher.

PARKING LOT #12

Located at the SW corner of Oak and Broadway.

CITY HALL PARKING LOT (#13)

Located behind City Hall, at 320 West Broadway.

Downtown Parking Lot Closures

Several downtown parking lots will be closed at 6 a.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021 for restriping. At this time, the lots are scheduled to be open on Monday, September 20, 2021.

Please make sure your vehicle is removed before 6 a.m. on September 19.

Parking lots being restriped:

PARKING LOT #1

Located at the NW corner of Michigan and Franklin, behind the Broadway Theatre, Stan’s and Grays Furniture and Boutique.

PARKING LOT #2 (AKA JOCKEY ALLEY)

Located on Mosher, between Main and Court.

PARKING LOT #3 (AKA TOWN CENTER)

Located at the NW corner of Main and Broadway.

PARKING LOT #4

Located on Washington between Michigan and Broadway.  

PARKING LOT #5

Located at the SE corner of Michigan and Washington, behind the old Ward Theatre.

PARKING LOT #9

Located on Mosher, between Court and Franklin.

PARKING LOT #10

Located at the NW corner of Broadway and Mosher.

PARKING LOT #11

Located on Franklin, between Broadway and Mosher.

PARKING LOT #12

Located at the SW corner of Oak and Broadway.

Home Builders Car Show slated for July 10, 2021; road and parking lot closures

A City parking lot and several streets will be closed to accommodate the Home Builders Association of Central Michigan Car Show. Closures will take place on Saturday, July 10, 2021 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Cars left in Parking Lot #3 and on the streets specified below will be towed, starting at 6 a.m. on July 10, to the City Hall parking lot, (320 W. Broadway Street.)

PARKING LOT CLOSURE:

  • Lot #3 (Town Center) 

STREET CLOSURES:

  • Broadway from Mosher to Lansing
  • Main from Mosher to Illinois (Michigan will remain open to through traffic.)
  • Court from Broadway to Mosher (There will still be access to parking lot #2.)  
  • University from Michigan to Broadway
  • Franklin from Michigan to Mosher

Mosher and Michigan will remain open to move traffic traveling east and west. Washington will remain open for north and southbound traffic.

Questions may be directed to Ryan Longoria, Director of Recreation and Sports at  rlongoria@mt-pleasant.org or (989) 779-5329.

Mt. PLeasANt 2050 – City of Mt. Pleasant begins work on a new Master Plan

Mt. Pleasant, MI – The City of Mt. Pleasant is preparing a new Master Plan, a document which will chart the direction of the City’s development for the next 30 years.

Master plans are critical policy documents. They are the primary way for the community to answer the following questions:

  • What do we want our community to look like in 2050?
  • How do we get there?
  • How can we ensure our community is resilient by avoiding or mitigating risks or threats that we may face?

The new City Master Plan will also include an updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan as well as a subarea plan focused on Mission Street and Pickard Avenue (east of Mission). The plan will specifically address land use, transportation, housing, downtown, economic development, and public safety.

Public Input Needed
Public input is imperative during this planning process and will determine the community’s vision as well as help set specific goals, objectives and policies. The public is invited to participate in a series of events scheduled from April 8-11, 2019.  All events will be held at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street, unless otherwise noted.

April 8
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Kick-Off Event

April 9
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Open Charrette Studio Hours
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Downtown Pub Crawl (Starting at the Bird Bar & Grill, 223 S. Main Street.)

April 10
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Open Charrette Studio Hours
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Charrette Open House & Work-In-Progress Presentation

April 11
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Open Charrette Studio Hours
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Charrette Final Presentation Event

Online Survey 

Your input is vital to our Master Plan development process. Please take a few minutes to share your ideas and complete the online surveys, which are available until April 28, 2019. Visit: https://www.mtpleasant2050.com/surveys

City of Mt. Pleasant Master Planning History
Major projects and policy changes often result from a master planning process. For instance, the 1965 Master Plan led to the extension of Mosher Street; the development of “Town Center”; and the creation of a new 1971 zoning ordinance. The 1987 Master Plan led to significant investments in park accessibility for individuals with disabilities; facility investments to improve the quality of drinking water; and extensions of Bellows and Preston Streets.

The City adopted its first Master Plan in 1946 with subsequent plans being adopted in 1965, 1987 and 2006. The City’s current Master Plan was an update adopted in 2014. Click here to view our past and current Master Plans. All Michigan cities are required to adopt master plans in accordance with Public Act 33 of 2008.

For more details regarding the Master Plan development process visit www.mtpleasant2050.com.