saugatuck dunes

Owner seems likely to move ahead with housing and development project

Decision on state grant is expected in December

Group is waiting for state to approve $500,000 grant

Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance has been in a long legal battle with energy tycoon Aubrey McClendon over his right to develop the land into luxury condos. Though a parcel of land is for sale, McClendon’s company still plans to build a road through the area. The coastal alliance is holding a public hearing about the issue Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at Saugatuck High School.

Developer says zoning ordinance is more restrictive than state law