BH, Niles get help with parks ideas

City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor is pictured Tuesday. The city is getting a grant to help plot park improvements.

Benton Harbor and Niles are among the seven cities chosen statewide to receive technical assistance through PlacePlans, an effort between the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan State University to help cities attract and retain residents and businesses.

Benton Harbor's project will be on how to best develop Dwight Pete Mitchell City Center Park on Main Street.