Buckland Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Cemetery Early European expeditions into the land north of Detroit described the area as having "extreme sterility and barrenness".
Buckland Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Cemetery Early European expeditions into the land north of Detroit described the area as having "extreme sterility and barrenness". The first European-American settlers arrived in what is now the city of Pontiac in Two years later the fledgling settlement was designated as the county seat for Oakland County.
The Pontiac Company, consisting of 15 members and chaired by Solomon Sibley of Detroitcomprised the first landowners in Pontiac.
Solomon and his wife Sarah Sibley largely financed construction of the first buildings. While Solomon was the first chair of the Pontiac Company, for two years Sarah Sibley was the most active as the go-between with settlers at Pontiac. They helped her buy land in Pontiac in Stephen Mack, agent for the Pontiac Company, signed the deed at the request of the Sibleys, conveying She is believed to be the first black woman to purchase land in the new territory of Michigan.
The village was incorporated by the legislature as a city in It attracted professional people, including doctors and lawyers, and soon became a center of industry.
Woolen and grist mills made use of the Clinton River as a power source.
Abundant natural resources led to the establishment of several carriage manufacturing companies, all of which were thriving at the turn of the 20th century.
At that time, the first self-propelled vehicles were introduced. Pontiac quickly became a capital of the new automotive industry. African Americans came in the Great Migrationseeking work, education, and the chance to vote and escape the oppression of Jim Crow in the South.
Houses in the Fairgrove Avenue Historic District As the small "horseless carriage" manufacturers became consolidated under the mantle of the General Motors Corporation, Pontiac grew as the industry grew. It also suffered the same setbacks as other cities during the Great Depression years of the s.
The first postwar years after World War II were a time of prosperity, but the city changed as suburbs were developed and people commuted by car to work. The more established residents moved out to buy newer housing being built in the suburbs, draining off business and resulting in vacancies downtown.
In order to prevent flooding, Pontiac confined the Clinton River in concrete through the downtown in In latePontiac-born real estate developer A. Alfred Taubman tried to build a large-scale shopping mall on vacant downtown land where the Phoenix Center now stands.
Don Davidson and his University of Detroit architectural class created a more comprehensive plan for development to benefit the city and the entire region around it. Inthe city of Pontiac adopted the Pontiac Plan as the official plan for rebuilding the vacant area of the downtown district.
Professor Davidson and city leaders made a push to develop a new multi-purpose stadium, which was built and became known as the Silverdome. The initial phase of this plan included the Phoenix Center, three office buildings, a transportation center, and a high-rise residential complex.
The remainder of the plan was never completed. Emergency financial manager[ edit ] From throughPontiac was under the oversight of an Emergency Financial Manager appointed by the state government.
The Emergency Manager was authorized to make day-to-day executive and financial municipal decisions. The position was not subject to the usual checks and balances, nor to election. In order to balance the budget, state-appointed emergency managers drastically revised labor union contracts with the city, sold off city assets such as parking meters, and privatized most public services.
Many people working in City Hall are employed by contractors.
The city payroll has declined from to 50 employees. Schimmel now serves as part of the four-member Transition Advisory Board for the city.
Its vacancy rates were high, and the city did not want to continue the high maintenance costs. New thinking about downtown was to re-emphasize the street grid; the city wanted to reconnect Saginaw Street to the downtown area.
Owners of the connecting Ottawa Towers filed an injunction, claiming the demolition would devalue their property and result in lost parking. In Decembera judge granted an injunction for the Ottawa Towers on an "expedited calendar", which prevented the demolition of the Phoenix Center for the time being.The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, job awareness and community development with .
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