- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A master plan for the Jackson County Fairgrounds calls for a new event center, removal of a harness racing track and other improvements that could cost more than $26 million.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports (https://bit.ly/1Wkv3Ck ) the recommendations are from SmithGroupJJR.

The plan includes construction of a 25,000- to 30,000-square-foot, $7.5 million event center along the Grand River; more than $1.3 million in utilities and infrastructure upgrades; and adding new barns, a horse arena and livestock facilities for around $7.5 million.

It also calls for creating a Grand River Park with a stage, trails and boat launch for $790,000 and improvements to the Herman Gumper building costing around $3 million.

Those involved in the project says there’s a lot of flexibility to change the plans.



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Master plan: https://bit.ly/1RZytco

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Information from: Jackson Citizen Patriot, https://www.mlive.com/jackson

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