Important Information

The City of Ludington is undertaking an exciting project to create a community gathering space and event plaza called “Legacy Plaza” in the former James Street road right-of-way. With the help of a generous grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation through a Community Development Block Grant, Legacy Plaza will undergo a major facelift to serve downtown Ludington for years to come.

The design of the space will honor the Native American, lumber industry, and maritime history that Ludington is so proud of.

The improvements include a new restroom building, a large event pavilion, a gas fireplace, a concert stage, decorative lighting, and site furnishings—it will all be tied together with decorative concrete and landscaping.

View the concept plans HERE and HERE


Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field on behalf of the City.

Matt Hulst, P.E.
Project Manager
(616) 914–0557

Matt Levandoski, P.L.A.
Landscape Architect
(616) 394–0200


Contractor: Heirloom Carpentry & Construction

Josh Wickham
(231) 843–8500


City of Ludington City Hall

City of Ludington – Legacy Plaza

Work Completed this Week (October 19–24)

  • 99% of removals were completed
  • Temporary gravel walks were installed along Ludington Avenue, and adjacent the building to maintain access to businesses.


Anticipated Work Next Week (October 26–30)

  • Water main tie in is expected to occur on Tuesday, October 27, along with water main installation on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • The contractor is grading the plaza to establish rough grades and balance the site.
  • Footings for the restroom building are expected to be prepped.


Important Items of Note

  • Early in the week of November 2 the restroom building footings will be installed and the contractor is planning to make progress on the installation of light pole bases, shelter pilings, and beginning storm pipe installation.


This is the first project update for this exciting undertaking. Moving forward, updates will be weekly unless construction activities slow down significantly during the winter. This project officially began last week on October 3 with installation of fencing and cutting of trees. This week was much more busy with demolition of the restroom building and concrete removals throughout the site. Underground work will be starting next week which will result in temporary water disruptions and closure of Court Street.


Work Completed this Week (October 12 – 17)

  • The restroom building was demolished.
  • Trees were removed and 75% of the concrete surfaces were removed.


Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Concrete removals will continue and temporary gravel walkways will be installed in certain locations to maintain access to businesses during construction.
  • Water main installation will begin with a scheduled water disruption on Monday morning (October 19)
  • Footings for the new restroom building are planned to be excavated.


Important Items to Note

  • Monday morning the water for the businesses in the plaza will be turned off. It is expected to be back on by noon. Please flush your faucets thoroughly before using for drinking once the water is turned back on.
  • The Court Street and James Street intersection will be shut down for installation of the water main in the middle to end of the week.