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Land for sale in Industrial Area

The City of Bessemer is selling MILL SITE ADDITION; LOTS 65 & 66. It is .25 acres total and is assessed at $1,317. Please contact Charly Loper at 906-663-4311 or via email at charly.loper@bessemermi.org with any questions or with an offer.

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Bessemer Awarded Redevelopment Ready Certification

Thank you for everyone who came out to our Redevelopment Ready Community Certificate Celebration. Representatives from Michigan Economic Development Corporation said that although we were the smallest community to become certified, we had the largest turnout! Check out the photos from the event and from meeting with Congressman Bergman afterwards!

View Redevelopment Ready Certification Report >>

Press Release:

LANSING, Mich. – For establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Bessemer has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities  (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

The MEDC will formally present the award in recognition of the city’s new designation at a community event on Tuesday, October 9 starting at 6:30 pm in the Bessemer City Hall Auditorium.

Bessemer is the second city in the Upper Peninsula to be certified. Bessemer joins 27 other communities that have qualified as “thoroughly prepared” when it comes to planning and zoning along with other key features that remove traditional barriers and promote opportunities for prospective investors. Other certified RRC communities include Allegan, Alpena, Battle Creek, Boyne City, Dearborn, Eastpointe, Escanaba, Ferndale, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grayling, Hudsonville, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Lathrup Village, Manistee, Marshall, Middleville, Muskegon, Oak Park, Petoskey, Pinckney, Roseville, Southfield, Traverse City and Ypsilanti.

“Our mission at MEDC is to empower communities so they can proactively shape their future; a future built on a solid foundation of retaining and attracting business investment and talent,” said MEDC Senior Vice President Katharine Czarnecki. “We’re pleased to have our second city in the U.P. reach certification and look forward to building upon our relationship with the city and supporting them in their local efforts.”

As an RRC participant, the City of Bessemer received a comprehensive assessment that measures current community and economic development practices compared to RRC best practice standards. Further, the program evaluates and certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability, and efficiency into economic development practices.

Certification status provides a compelling sign that a community has removed development barriers and streamlined processes to be more competitive and attractive to investors. Bessemer is the smallest community to receive RRC certification.

“Thank you MEDC for certifying Bessemer as a Redevelopment Ready Community. This certification provides Bessemer with a tremendous opportunity to update and develop the downtown district,” said Mayor Adam Zak. “Being the second community in the U.P. to be Redevelopment Ready certified shows that Bessemer is committed to economic development and keeping its reputation as a wonderful place to live and raise a family.”

The city moved swiftly to complete certification requirements, completing all the recommend items from the report in five months. City Manager Charly Loper expressed gratitude to the many volunteers, staff and officials who played a vital role in reaching certification.

“The city and all our wonderful volunteers have been working diligently to shape our town to become more attractive to development by capitalizing on our many assets,” Loper said. “Thanks to this program, Bessemer was able to improve our processes and we are open for redevelopment.”

View the Full Press Release at MEDC Website >>

Event Photo Gallery:

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Parks and Recreation Time Change

The Parks and Recreation has changed their meeting time from 2 to 2:15. The dates are still the same.

 

City of Bessemer

 

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Schedule for 2018

The Bessemer Parks and Recreation Commission meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 2:15, unless there is a conflict with holidays, in the DDA room at City Hall located at 411 S Sophie, Bessemer, MI 49911.

 

  • January 4th
  • February 1st
  • March 1st
  • April 5th
  • May 3rd
  • June 7th
  • July 5th
  • August 2nd
  • September 6th
  • October 4th
  • November 1st
  • December 6th

 

All meetings are open to members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.

This notice is posted in compliance with Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended. The Open Meetings Act, MCL41.72a (2) (3) and the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Bessemer’s Clerk at 906-667-0333 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

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Hill Ave lot

The City of Bessemer is looking to sell 3.3 acres of General Industrial land on Hill Avenue west of Yale. The asking price is $2,266. The property ID is 51-06-002-700. Please contact Charly Loper at 906-663-4311 or via email at charly.loper@bessemermi.org with any questions or with an offer.

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2.5 Acres on Kalla and Eli for sale

The City of Bessemer is looking to sell 2.5 acres of General Industrial land on the corner of Kalla and Eli. The asking price is $3,810. The purchaser is responsible for paying for a surveyor to survey the property and apply for the land division application. Please contact Charly Loper at 906-663-4311 or via email at charly.loper@bessemermi.org with any questions or with an offer.

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Parks and Rec Plan Draft for Review

The City of Bessemer is accepting comments on the drafted Parks and Recreation Plan for 2019-2024 now until October 2nd. Please submit any comments to Charly Loper at charly.loper@bessemermi.org or via snail mail at 411 S Sophie, Bessemer, MI 49911.
You can view the plan here: http://www.cityofbessemer.org/government/commissions/parks-recreation/
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4th Ave Lot for Sale

The City of Bessemer is interested in selling a lot on 4th Ave. Contact the city manager, Charly Loper, at 906-663-4311 or charly.loper@bessemermi.org for more information.

 

4th Ave

Legal Description: Lot 15; Colby Plat No. 2

History: This is where the green house was recently burned by the Bessemer Fire Department.

Zoning: Residential

Price: $902

 

 

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Updated DDA Schedule

City of Bessemer

 

Downtown Development Authority Meeting Schedule for 2018

The Bessemer Downtown Development Authority meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM, unless there is a conflict with holidays, in the DDA Room at City Hall located at 411 S Sophie, Bessemer, MI 49911.

 

  • January 8th
  • February 12th
  • March 12th
  • April 12th
  • May 10th
  • June 14th
  • July 12th
  • August 9th
  • September 13th
  • October 11th
  • November 8th
  • December 13th

 

All meetings are open to members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.

This notice is posted in compliance with Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended. The Open Meetings Act, MCL41.72a (2) (3) and the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Bessemer’s Clerk at 906-667-0333 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

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Lots for sale

The City of Bessemer is interested in selling a couple of lots. Contact the city manager, Charly Loper, at 906-663-4311 or charly.loper@bessemermi.org for more information.

 

Lots 71, 72, and 73 located by Massie and Third Ave.

Zoning: Residential

Asking Price: $2,425

 

Two lots off Eli and Kalla Avenue

Size: 2.5 acres a piece

Zoning: General Industrial

Price: $5,000/ apiece or $7,500 together

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Marketing Strategy

The Planning Commission is hosting a public hearing for the Marketing Strategy on June 5th at 5:30. Check out the draft here!

The City of Bessemer Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its’ regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, June 5th, 2018, Bessemer City Council Chambers, City Hall, 411 South Sophie Street, Bessemer, Michigan 49911 at 5:30 p.m. at which time they will receive public comment regarding a Marketing Strategy. The public may appear at the public hearing in person or by counsel, be heard, and submit evidence and written comments with respect to Marketing Strategy. Written comments may be submitted to the above address, ATTN:  Clerk, from now until 4:00 p.m. Monday April 2.

 

The City of Bessemer will, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities to allow equal participation in this meeting. Such aids may include qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments. Please contact James Trudgeon, Clerk at 906-663-0333 or james.trudgeon@bessemermi.org 24 hours prior to the meeting to get this set up.

For any comments or concerns, please contact Charly Loper, City Manager at 906-663-4311 or at charly.loper@bessemermi.org.