Agenda for City Commission meeting 10-12-2015
To view the agenda for the City Commission meeting being held Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7 p.m., please click here. Please remember that there is a community meeting for Precinct 2 being held at 6 p.m.
Master Plan Public Open House - October 21st at 6 pm
Please join us on Wednesday, October 21 from 6 - 8 p.m. at City Hall, 700 Broad Street, 2nd floor, as we unveil our draft Master Plan.Read more ...
Park Street Bridge Project Udate 9-30-2015
The bridge deck pour for the south lane of the Park Street Bridge Project has been bumped one additional day.Read more ...
Botham Avenue Roadway Project
September 28th Update Follows:
This an update of the Botham Avenue Reconstruction Project for the week of September 28th.Read more ...
Next Community/Precinct Meeting Monday, October 12th at 6 pm
Please join the City Commission and staff as we update our residents on what is happening at City Hall.Read more ...
North Pier Lighthouses Rehabilitation Update 9-22-2015
Last week, the contractor media blasted and prime painted 75% of the outer light.Read more ...
St. Joseph Today Executive Director Position
The St. Joseph Today Board of Directors are looking to fill the position of St. Joseph Today's Executive Director.Read more ...
Press Release: Lighthouse Forever Fund's Final Push
We invite you to read a new update relating to the Lighthouse Forever Fund. To view the 5-28-2015 Press Release, please click here.
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The Riviera of the Midwest
St. Joseph is carefully nestled on the southern tip of what has been termed "The Riviera of the Midwest." This deepwater port town is a growing resort community - part of a "small town" chain stretching from the state line in a spectacular arc along Lake Michigan. The lakeshore is peppered with remarkable sand dune formations and lined further inland with a lush countryside that produces some of the nation's finest orchards and vineyards. It is the largest non-citrus fruit growing region in the nation.
Located just 90 miles from downtown Chicago, St. Joseph is a quaint community situated within the larger Benton Harbor/St. Joseph MSA. The City of St. Joseph has continually operated at full economic capacity.
St. Joseph is the county seat for Berrien County, a distinction maintained since 1894. St. Joseph has prospered over the years by encouraging a balanced mix of industrial, commercial, and residential development.
St. Joseph has become well known for its beautiful location along Lake Michigan, its quality public school system, its health care system, its beaches, parks, and other natural amenities, and its affluent community. The presence of many large corporations causes the city's population to triple during the average workday. St. Joseph has become the ideal location for many second-home buyers, with a strong attraction from the Chicago area.
Tourists come to St. Joseph every year by the tens of thousands to enjoy the beaches, Lake Michigan, the St. Joseph River, downtown shopping, festivals and more. Silver Beach County Park in downtown St. Joseph attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, and the number of visitors continues to grow. Annual festivals in St. Joseph continue to draw increasing numbers of tourists to the community.
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