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As this city looks to increase housing options, the Ionia Downtown Development Authority Board has been discussing allowing first-floor residential units in the Central Business District.
A subcommittee composed of three DDA board members who are downtown property owners — John Krueger, Margot Cook and subcommittee Chairman Paul Lentz — one property owner who is not a DDA board member — Heather Poland-Sizemore — and Ionia City Manager Precia Garland have been studying the matter. They briefed the DDA Wednesday morning on what they have learned so far.