City planners look to create new retaining wall rules

Following a debate on a retaining wall on Highland Drive several months ago, the Grand Haven Planning Commission is taking steps designed to provide specific language to regulate walls in the city. The concept was officially introduced to planning commissioners during their meeting on Aug. 9 and City Planner Kristin Keery said they will be looking at it again in the next several months. "I will bring it back in September (for discussion) and set a public hearing for October,' she said.
Alex Doty
Aug 12, 2011


During the process regarding the review of the Highland Drive retaining wall, Keery said the commissioners expressed frustration that there wasn’t the ability to review large retaining walls and request detailed plans for them. To fix this problem, the planning department is mulling an amendment to the city’s Code of Ordinances that would address retaining walls. Currently, the city’s ordinances only has language governing the installation of fences.

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