Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc., (KMB) has presented the City of Rochester Hills with The Distinguished Service Award in recognition of the recent beautification enhancements at Veteran’s Memorial Pointe, as well as the Hamlin and Livernois Road roundabout, according to the office of Mayor Bryan Barnett.
The Veteran’s Memorial Pointe project, funded through a grant received from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), not only enhanced the connectivity for pedestrians accessing the park and nearby Clinton River Trail, but also integrated improved aesthetics to create a community destination point.
Earning the City a second Distinguished Service Award is the recently completed roundabout landscape design at Hamlin and Livernois Road, which includes a variety of plantings and hard-scape features that serve not only as a beautification project, but also as a natural calming device for vehicular traffic.
“We are honored to be recognized for these beautification projects,” Barnett said. “Each was creatively funded, community focused and adds to the charm and character of Rochester Hills.”
Additionally, the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm received top honors earning The Michigan Plaque for its adaptive reuse of the historic 1927 calf barn, which is being completely funded by local donations.
"The Calf Barn is another great example of the Rochester Hills Community coming together to preserve a piece of our community's history," Patrick McKay, Rochester Hills Museum Supervisor of Interpretive Services, said. “This project will continue to serve our community for years to come by providing a location for exhibits, programs, and community events."
Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. annually recognizes programs and activities that substantially contribute to environmental improvement, beautification, site restoration and historical preservation.