Join us for the first-ever Barry County Developer's Day! Featuring a variety of development opportunities throughout Barry County's various communities, this event will kick-off with a networking and property showcase. We will kick-off at the Barry Community Foundation, with networking and light refreshments. A walking tour of downtown Hastings will take place before departing in the motor coach to Middleville where we will check out development opportunities in the Village. Lunch presentations will provide attendees with insight into the variety of tools and incentives available in the City, Village and County.
Dan King, Planning & Zoning Administrator for the City of Hastings, and Doug Powers, Planning & Zoning Administrator for the Village of Middleville, will be available to discuss allowable uses and the potential for future development at each site, as well as any incentives that could be utilized.
Representatives from the Redevelopment Ready Communities program and the Barry County Brownfield & Land bank will also be available to discuss some of the unique tools that can be accessed through these entities. Utilizing the Placer.AI platform, general property reports will be provided for each site on the tour, when applicable. Attendees will also be provided copies of the Barry County Developers Guide, a brand new resource intended to streamline the development process in Barry County!
A complete list of sites and tour schedule will be available soon -- stay tuned for details!
Hastings Featured Sites: Driving Tour Highlights (chartered motor coach tour)
835 W. State Street (formerly Supercuts)
1320 W. State Street (formerly KFC)
1180 W. M-43 Hwy. (retail center suite available)
1450 W. M-43 Hwy. (retail center suite available)
1670 W. M-43 Hwy. (retail center suite available)
364 S. M-37 Hwy. (vacant commercial land)
175 S. M-37 Hwy. (Cutting Edgy Poly)
Walking Tour Highlights
124 E. State Street Facility Tour (formerly Smokey Mountain Tobacco)
133 E. State Street (formerly Vinnie's Woodfired Grill)
102 W. State Street (formerly Secondhand Corners and Creative Designs)
103 W. State Street (formerly Anne's Health Food Store)
139 W. State Street (formerly Lynn Denton Agency)
128 N. Michigan Avenue Facility Tour (new commercial/retail, mixed-use facility)
102 E. State Street (formerly Hear Michigan)
Middleville Site Tour Features:
36 State Street Development Highlight
Baby Bliss Downtown Redevelopment Opportunity & Site Tour
Mid-villa Project Highlight
Westen's Carpet One (Business & facility)
If you would like to include a site or property, please email email@example.com. There is no cost to register a site or property, or to attend.
Date and Time
Thursday Sep 7, 2023 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Sept. 7, 2023
Various locations throughout Barry County
Networking Kick-off @ Barry Community Foundation
231 S. Broadway Street, Hastings
Free to attend; includes refreshments & guided site tours