Traverse City had the "Your Bay, Your Say" sessions in 2005 and we're still waiting for implementation of a bayfront park.
The Teton Boulder Park was conceived in 2009 and opened before the end of 2010.
[Via Adventure Journal: Teton Boulder Project Comes to Life in the Heart of Jackson Hole]
Love it. A great idea and a great looking park and it went from idea to implementation quickly because the City and Businesses all got behind it.
Another reminder of how slow things are here in Traverse City is the Hotel Indigo. News of a hotel in the warehouse district came in 2008, today's update at MWaT: The Hotel Indigo Tunnel Returns indicates the hotel may not happen at all.