HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- An $11 million project will transform the aging Holland Civic Center and the surrounding area according to plans announced by Kurt Dykstra on his final day as Mayor. The plans include adding green space, a performance stage, and an ice rink.
A final goodbye from Holland's mayor came with a big hello to a new city project.
"It will transform this facility, remodel it, restore it, but make it functional into the future," said Dykstra.
The project will make major changes both to the 60-year-old building's inside and the surrounding area. A diagram from the city shows added green space, a performance stage, and a reflecting pool designed to double as an ice rink in the winter.
Mayor Dykstra says currently the parking lot is often empty, unless there's a special event like the farmer's market.