There are six vacant storefronts on the Macomb Courthouse Square, and now a position charged with filling those buildings is also vacant.
Public and privately financed construction projects will change and improve the look of downtown Macomb.
Six buildings on the southeast corner of Monmouth's town square will receive a $2 million facelift.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa developer Frantz-Hobart will turn the buildings into condominiums and retail space.
City Administrator Eric Hanson calls it “the biggest development project” in the downtown area in decades. He says it advances the city's vision for the downtown area.