Category Archives: Building in the Dunes

The boat basin cannot be permitted!

NorthShores of Saugatuck acquired the “McClendon Property” at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River after the company was formed late last year. We have been following their evolving plans at presentations to the planning commission. Since 1989 the land has … Continue reading

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Hearing in Saugatuck

Recently the Saugatuck Township Planning Commission (PC) met to review two preliminary submittals from Cottage Home, LLC a real estate development company from Grand Rapids that purchased the McClendon land after his death. A schematic site plan for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) … Continue reading

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Next chance to stand up for critical sand dunes

Today, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public hearing about a permit application to pave and widen a road that runs through 130 beautiful acres of dunes, along the coast of Lake Michigan near Saugatuck. The … Continue reading

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Public Hearing: Pilgrim Haven Park

A public informational meeting on the proposal for Pilgrim Haven Park will be held by Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) and the South Haven Area Recreation Authority (SHARA). It is scheduled  for 7:00 PM, March 26 at the South Haven … Continue reading

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Saugatuck: Another Loss

On Saturday, February 8, the Chicago Presbytery voted to approve the sale of the 130-acre Presbyterian Campground in Saugatuck to developer, David Barker, for $10,000,000. The property is on Oval Beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in … Continue reading

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DEQ: Singapore Dunes Can Be Permitted

After many years of opposition by local citizens and environmentalist the DEQ has determined that a permit can be issued for the development of Singapore Dunes. The property is 300 acres on Lake Michigan, north of the Kalamazoo River in … Continue reading

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The Singapore Dunes Public Hearing: Observations & Comment

On Monday, August 26, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality convened a public hearing at the Saugatuck High School Auditorium, in order to receive views and information from the public regarding proposed roadwork by Singapore Dunes, LLC. Singapore Dunes proposes … Continue reading

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Saugatuck – Singapore Dunes DEQ Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held August 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saugatuck High School Auditorium (401 Elizabeth Street in Saugatuck). The Department of Environmental Quality is asking for your voice and opinion to determine the public interest. It … Continue reading

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