What was once considered to be a can’t-miss business venture, Grand Landing fell victim to challenging economic times and unfulfilled dreams.
With the economy now on the mend, a renewed hope lies ahead for development on Grand Haven’s north side.
The city's Planning Commission gave the developers the OK to have a public hearing on Aug. 13 to begin the second phase of the new plan for the site. We understand the need for the Planning Commission to protect the best interest of the community, and this sounds like promising progress, but it’s time for real action.
We encourage planning officials to move forward in a deliberate and productive manner that will allow the developer to proceed.
Developer Chris Piwowarczyk feels that the plan they have in place keeps in the spirit of the original development, and is motivated to have three buildings under construction before the first frost.
We applaud the enthusiasm and welcome the economic development to our city’s north end. As with most worthwhile projects, there will be bumps in the road.
We’re hopeful that those issues are resolved promptly and amicably while keeping our eye on the calendar.
After all, time is money.
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