HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) - A growing number of vacant properties and struggling businesses has Holland city leaders looking to improve a highly traveled part of town.
The city is considering a redevelopment plan for the commercial district off U.S. 31, from 16th Street to 32nd Street.
Brad White, owner of Goog's Pub and Grub, has seen his competitors try and fail.
"With industry going away, a lot of places have closed down," says White. "We're the only restaurant left in this area."
In fact, Holland city leaders are looking to improve about half a dozen vacant properties in the commercial district on U.S. 31, between 32nd Street and 16th Street.
"From a visual standpoint, it's not as attractive as it was once," says Ryan Cotton, Holland's city manager. "From a tax standpoint, it's not as productive as it once was."
Cotton says the plan is to work with property owners with tax incentives.