Huge Goodyear development includes city hall, library, park, office space

first_imgThe city of Goodyear is taking the first steps to build a first-of-its-kind project. This week, the Goodyear City Council approved a letter of intent to enter into a public-private partnership with Globe Corporation to begin the project which is expected to be completed by mid-2022. Goodyear Civic Square at Estrella Falls is a long-awaited project that will serve as a highly-desirable community gathering spot for events such as festivals, concerts, and parades – creating a true sense of community. It will also create the daytime density needed to spur future development including new restaurants, retail and entertainment.“Goodyear has envisioned a city hall project like this for decades,” said Mayor Georgia Lord. “Our current city hall, which requires future funding for reinvestment and expansion, was meant to be temporary. As Goodyear grows faster than ever before, now is the time to invest in our city’s future through this much-needed project.”Civic Square will be located north of McDowell Road and west of Harkins Theater near 150th Drive. Plans include several amenities including a city hall, library, two-acre park/gathering place, and upscale Class A office space. “This is an important milestone for the city’s future growth,” said Lori Gary, Goodyear’s Economic Development Director. “Class A office space is lacking in the West Valley limiting our ability to vie for these desirable office projects. Goodyear will now be able to compete to attract high-end office users, which will bring even more high-quality jobs to the area.” Globe Corporation owns 47 acres where the new Civic Square will be built. They are donating some of the land to Goodyear for this project.“We’re excited to enter into this public-private partnership with Goodyear,” said Mike Olsen, Globe Corporation Chief Financial Officer. “We know the Goodyear community has been asking for this type of mixed-use space for years and we’re confident this project will be the catalyst to activate the area to bring in new office, residential, restaurants and other retail options.” Civic Square is in its early conceptual phase. More details, as this project moves forward, will be available this summer.  To view the council presentation, click this link: http://goodyear.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=8&clip_id=3135last_img read more

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Ziggy rebels with a cause

first_img Sharing is caring! 107 Views   no discussions EntertainmentNewsRegional Ziggy rebels with a cause by: – May 30, 2018 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share (Jamaica Observer) Ziggy Marley says he is revolting for the love of humanity on his latest album, Rebellion Rises.The 10-track set debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart yesterday.“I feel like if we focus on what we are here for instead of what we are against, we are more likely to achieve it,” the eight-time Grammy Award winner told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.“It’s a more positive outlook on what I am calling a rebellion, to bring out the love in humanity. The ‘against’ will take care of itself; we are focusing on what we are here for and looking to achieve,” he continued.Rebellion Rises is the seventh studio album for the son of reggae legend Bob Marley. The self-produced set was released on May 18 by Tuff Gong Worldwide.The first track, See Dem Fake Leaders, describes chaos and destruction caused by leaders with malevolent intentions. Marley said it was partially influenced by United States President Donald Trump.“It has an influence on it. The influence comes from where we are now, but it’s not like there weren’t fake leaders in the past years,” he said. “When you look at Africa in the past years, there have been leaders who allow the natural resources to go to waste. It’s just that current situations make me want to speak out on it now.”Other songs include Your Pain Is Mine; Circle of Peace featuring Stephen Marley; and The Storm is Over, which marks the debut of his 11-year-old son Gideon Marley.“I was recording the album at my house and the kids were playing around and they like the music. One day I asked him if he wants to sing on the record and he said yes. It took us a while to get it done; we spent weeks where he did it over and over again because I want him to realise it’s no joking thing,” said Marley.“I am doing what my father was doing with me, in that I am using his example but I am more hands-on, more verbal and more interactive,” he added.In 2016 Marley received a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for Ziggy Marley. But he said he has his eyes set beyond another Grammy for Rebellion Rises.“Dem music yah bigger than Grammy — that is never and has never been the objective or the goal. It’s not about the Grammys, other people watch that — I am focusing on spreading the message across humanity,” he said.Ziggy Marley’s tour commences next week and will run until September across the United States, Europe and Asia.Marley, who could not recall when last he was in Jamaica, said there is no specific reason for the lack of promotion in his homeland.He, however, said his campaign for peace and unity will continue after the tour.“Every generation has had a messenger with the same message we are giving. Really it’s something that will continue until love outweighs hate in humanity, so we’ll be doing this as long as necessary. Right now it is important, as bad as we see things are, it’s important in our awakening…nuh matter how you see the fake leaders a gwaan, music plays a part in that awakening.”last_img read more

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Learn how to help in a community emergency

first_imgThe Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC) will present a free series of Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sessions on Tuesdays, September 11 through November 3, with an additional class on Wednesday, September 26.The 6 p.m.-9 p.m. classes will take place in the City of Novi at the Novi Police Department Training Room, 45125 W. 10 Mile Rd. and at Novi Fire Station 4, 49375 W. 10 Mile Rd.Open to adults and children ages 14 and up accompanied by an adult, CERT training prepares citizens to rely on each other when first responders are unable to meet immediate needs. Topics include:Disaster Preparedness:  Appropriate actions before, during, and after a disaster.Light Search and Rescue Operations:  Strategies and search techniques, with a focus on rescuer safety.Disaster Medical Operations, Part I:  Diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding, and shock with simple triage and rapid treatment techniques.Disaster Medical Operations, Part II:  Evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a safe and sanitary medical treatment area, and performing basic first aid and Stop the Bleed tourniquet training.CPR/AED: Performing adult CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator. (Infant and child CPR will be covered upon request.)Disaster Fire Suppression:  Safe use of fire extinguishers, hazardous materials awareness, fire suppression strategies, and how to safely turn off utilities.Disaster Psychology:  Symptoms experienced by disaster victims and workers and immediate care.Animals in Disaster: How to handle frightened animals, who may act very differently during and after a disaster.For more information, contact Tim Tutak at 248-417-0930 or [email protected]–Press release Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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