The Emerson riverfront in Midland may see new life thanks to approval of a grant application to redevelop the area.
Midland City Council voted unanimously to authorize a grant application to be submitted to the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network for $35,000.
The money will be used to repurpose a dilapidated pump house that once supplied the city's drinking water.
It will be converted into a viewing platform.
The grant application is part of a larger plan to redevelop the Emerson riverfront.
Other projects include adding a fishing dock and boardwalk section along the riverbank and adding paths that connect to the Pere Marquette Rail Trail.
The total estimated cost of the redevelopment is $670,000.
Other support for the project comes from the Friends of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail, the Chippewa Nature Center and the Little Forks Conservancy.