Napier Avenue Open House

Anyone with opinions on what should be done to improve Napier Avenue between the St. Joseph River and I-94 is welcome to attend an open house on the subject next week. Southwest Michigan Planning Commission Associate Planner Ryan Fellows tells WSJM News a year-long study on the Napier corridor is getting into its home stretch. The focus has been how to improve Napier for pedestrians. Monday’s open house will give everyone a chance to chime in.

“We’ll have some information boards and maps rolled out, and we’ll have people to go through the options, and we’ll get your input and take down notes on what you think of the different options,” Fellow said.

The open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Napier Parkview Baptist Church. You can show up at any point during that time frame. Fellows tells us the planning commission study will be handed off to the Berrien County Road Department ahead of a repaving project scheduled to start next year. The hope is that the project could include the installation of some sidewalks or even bike paths.