Demolition permits issued for Eagle Ottawa property

The eastern corner of Beechtree Street and Fulton Avenue will soon have a new look. Permits have been issued for the demolition of the old Eagle Ottawa Leather Co. facility, and crews have begun the process of bringing heavy equipment to the site to begin work, Grand Haven City Planner Kristin Keery said. "They got the go-ahead and clearance from the city,' Keery said. Spring Lake-based Wachter Excavating is the company handling the demolition of the facility.
Alex Doty
Jul 21, 2011


“More or less, we’re going to take down all structures except for the (recreation) building that’s right at the edge of Fulton,” Joel Wachter said, adding that the Eagle Ottawa wastewater plant would also be spared from demolition.

According to Keery, the demolition project is expected to last six months.

Eagle Ottawa closed the plant in October 2006, ending the company’s 96-year history of hide tanning along the Grand River’s south channel. The property was sold to Eastpoint Development LLC in 2010.

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