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      Macomb downtown could see a facelift in the future

      Macomb residents and business owners have their chance to give input on the future of their downtown. Revitalization concepts for Macomb's downtown hit the surface within the last few weeks.

      According to Mayor Mike Inman, the city already had plans to resurface the streets in the downtown square. The new concepts affect the amount of green space and parking spaces available in the square.

      Inman said the project would be paid through grant money and a money set aside for infrastructure maintenance. The purpose of the project is to bring more businesses and people to the downtown.

      "There is nothing set in stone in any way, shape, or form with the way this project is going. We agreed to have a consulting firm give us their best estimate and provide us looks and opportunities we couldn't see. Kind of the forest and the trees concept. And at the end of the day, we will be taking some input and making some decisions from that," Inman said.

      Inman said the project would not begin for another year to two years.