Construction starts on Georgetown Twp. Veterans Plaza

Some were upset over location of plaza in Jension

Georgetown Township Veterans Plaza
Construction at the site of the new Veterans Plaza located at the intersection of Baldwin and Main streets in Georgetown Township. (April 4, 2016)

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A project to build a Veterans Plaza in Georgetown Township that has been fiercely debated for months is moving forward.

Construction at the site of the new Veterans Plaza located at the intersection of Baldwin and Main streets in Georgetown Township. (April 4, 2016)
The site of the new Veterans Plaza.

Monday, crews started moving dirt at the corner of Baldwin and Main streets in the community of Jenison, where the plaza will be constructed.

Supporters of the project say it’s a good location because many people will drive by it and will remember those who fought for our country.

But many residents, including some veterans, have said the noisy venue will be disrespectful and potentially dangerous. They recently suggested building the plaza in a park, but the township board decided to stick with the Baldwin location.

The township hopes the plaza will be mostly finished in time for Memorial Day, which is May 30 this year.

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