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Feasibility Study for "Daylighting" Clinton River in Downtown Pontiac to Get Under Way

Public Date: 2/11/2013 12:15 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

Media Advisory 


Oakland County's Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, the City of Pontiac, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Michigan will hold a news conference to discuss the launch of a project to explore the feasibility of "daylighting" the Clinton River in downtown Pontiac.

The ULI will utilize real estate, development and planning professionals who are participants in its Larson Center for Leadership to study whether the benefits of daylighting the Clinton River will outweigh the costs. Some of the Larson participants who will be directly involved in the project will be on hand at the news conference.

Speakers will include Deputy County Executive Matthew Gibb, on behalf of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson; Pontiac Mayor Leon Jukowski; City Council President Lee Jones; Glen Konopaskie, president of the Pontiac Downtown Business Association; and William Watch, chairperson of ULI Michigan.


1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013


The Crofoot, 1 South Saginaw, Pontiac 

​Historic photos of the Clinton River in downtown Pontiac will be on display.
Media will take a tour of some downtown Pontiac locations under which the Clinton River currently runs.

For further information, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048.