Grand plans shift

New work at the Grand Landing development may be on the horizon, but the city's planning commissioners have a few questions they want answered first.
Alex Doty
Apr 26, 2013

During a special work session this week, commissioners looked over new plans for the site and offered their thoughts.

“We need to make sure it's what the city is looking for and the developer can be successful,” Commission Chairman Cecil Bradshaw said.

Prior to being sold to developers in 2005, the 23-acre site was home of blighted property and contaminated land. The site stretches south from the Grand River to Jackson Street, and west from U.S. 31 to the river-crossing railroad tracks.

The property was purchased from receivership in 2012 by East Lansing-based Redstar Shores LLC for about $3 million.

Based on Redstar Shores' amended plan for the development, they would:

— complete the sale or lease of the already built condominium and retail units,

— build a three- to four-story hotel,

— construct several restaurants,

— construct about 264 residential units,

— complete a section of boardwalk along the south channel of the Grand River.

The Planning Commission has to approve a revised plan before the developers can proceed with the next phase.

Commissioners were critical of certain aspects of the new plan — from the density of the project to the lack of public space. The developers have proposed a gazebo and a continuation of the boardwalk along the water, but some commissioners said more is needed.

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Comments

1stWorldProblems

Beautiful eye sore

Creed Bratton

@1stworld- Definitely better now, than how it use to look with that old junkyard and other contaminated sites, not a very welcoming view when you first came into town. That corner really needed a sprucing up, it's just unfortunate that Grand Landing didn't have as much success as planned.

Which leads me to the question, who exactly are they planning on having live in these "264 residential units" ? I highly doubt their is even half the actual demand for this many units.

Say no to new taxes

I guess "264 residential units" sounds better then "264 rental apartments which has the possibility of eventually turning into government subsidized housing if we can't fill them at market rates"

Highlander

264 residential/rentals will potentially add another 500-800 students into the GHAPS system. Do rentals pay property taxes? Brilliant.

Why the heck did our city planner want to split the retail zone? The "Mackinaw City" proposal would have created a lot of interest downtown and brought more traffic downtown. They should have turned the corner at US31 & Jackson into grassy area.

gordbzz231

you can be sure that the price to pay for theses units will be high, like the one,s on adams street and downtown, that will weed out the poor people and promote rich people from other city,s, we need more rentals for the local people because like my landlord is turning his property in to summer rentals, but like i said, the west part of town like sixth street has been cleaned up, witch is good, compared to what it was 20 years ago

gordbzz231

wait until they have a flood like back in 1986, it all flood plains, lol

beachguy

Ahhh, to wake up on a beautiful Saturday morning in Grand Haven in your new (way over priced) Grand Landing condo and hit the patio with a cup of coffee to watch and listen to the six lanes of traffic and smell the Culvers burger grease. If only! Just say'in. Several new restaurants, boardwalk..blah, blah, blah. Wake up planning commission!

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