Early Public Review of Work within the Floodplain

The City of Frankenmuth is in the process of applying for a Community Development Block Grant to improve infrastructure. As part of the grant process, the City must notify the public for early review of the proposal and involve the affected and interested public in the decision making process because a portion of the project is located within a 100-year and 500-year floodplain. The notice was also sent to interested Federal, State, local agencies, and non-profit groups such as the state floodplain manager, environmental protection groups, neighbors and a group of individuals known by the City of Frankenmuth to be interested in such notices.

The proposed project, Weiss Street Infrastructure and Parking Improvements, is located in the 100-year and 500-year Floodplain. The proposed work includes replacement of approximately 300 lineal feet of water main along a portion of Weiss Street and paving approximately 300 parking spaces  in a portion of an existing gravel/dirt parking lot along with lighting and drainage improvements in order to facilitate expansion of an adjacent hotel. A portion of the existing private development is located within the 100-year and 500-year floodplain. A portion of the existing structure is within the 100-year floodplain. Portions of the proposed expansion are within the 500-year floodplain. The proposed infrastructure/utility improvements and the proposed parking expansion are not within the 100-year or 500-year floodplain. The total impacted area of floodplain is approximately  2.6 acres. The proposed project(s) is located in the 800 block of Weiss Street and at 1 Covered Bridge Lane. 

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