Proposed redevelopment of Jameson Park from design firm, Goudreau & Associates. Photo Courtesy of Charter Township of Union
Proposed redevelopment of Jameson Hall from design firm, Goudreau & Associates. Photo Courtesy of Charter Township of Union
Jameson Park, located at 5142 Budd St. in Charter Township of Union. Photo Courtesy of Charter Township of Union
Jameson Park in Union Township
is preparing to receive the final exterior touches, nearing the end to a multi-year construction project.
The park improvements were first authorized in February of 2018. In the following two years, the park was investigated for potential code-related, interior, and exterior improvements by the local Mt. Pleasant design firm, Goudreau & Associates
. An accompanying facility, Jameson Hall, was also evaluated.
“The park hadn’t been updated in many years and the hall was beginning to look run-down,” says Department of Public Service Director, Kim Smith. “The improvements were needed to increase the safety and appearance.”
The new playground structure was the first aspect to be installed in the summer of 2020 following a partnership with Mt. Pleasant. In a two-for-one grant opportunity with the City of Mt. Pleasant’s Parks & Recreation
, Union Township accepted equipment from Sinclair Recreation, LLC.
The remaining improvements were divided as a result of funding constraints requiring the construction improvement project at Jameson to be split into two phases, says Smith.
Phase I consisted of code-related and interior improvements to Jameson Hall. Repairs focused on fixing doors, sinks, pipes, flooring, and lighting. The work was completed in early 2021 by local contractor, Konwinski Construction
“Jameson Hall is an important facility that is used as a polling location and rented to township residents, community members, and businesses to host gatherings and meetings,” says Smith. “The hall needed upgrades just as much as the park.”
Phase II began on Sept. 13 with further development to Jameson Hall and a focus on the exterior Jameson Park facilities such as signs, dumpsters, and lighting. Konwinski Construction will lead the project again.
“I’m excited for the community to see all of the improvements that have been made,” says Smith. “I think our residents will be able to enjoy a nicer, safer experience at the park.”
Phase II has a 12-week construction outlook, but final details will likely continue into the spring of 2022 until the park is fully finished.