Downtown Advisory Commission holds meeting to discuss future plans

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The Four Points Sheraton in Peoria is on track to open its doors in the fall.

The hotel’s management says they’re finishing installing the carpet and wallpaper. The hotel is currently for hiring leadership positions and will soon begin filling other positions.

“There was some water damage,” said General Manager John Brinkman. “We had a frozen pipe which set us back but those repairs are almost complete as well.”

Peoria city leaders are also creating advisory committees to get ideas for what Peoria’s Riverfront should become.

They say holding public meetings will help give neighbors an opportunity to weigh in.

“The former riverfront village is down now, so we have a sort of blank slate,”said Mark Misselhorn, chairman of the Downtown Advisory Commission.“It’s a study that’s going to go on the rest of this year and part of next year for public meetings.”

A plan of action for the riverfront is expected in June of next year.

Additionally if you’re headed downtown a Michigan firm is working to make the river city easier to navigate for visitors and residents.

The city is doing away finding study, evaluating traffic downtown.

The hope is that signs will help visitors find things like shopping, restaurants, and hotels.

The study is expected to be complete this fall.

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