saugatuck dunes

3:34 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

McClendon to sell dunes property

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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.
Please come to the public hearing to discuss Aubrey McClendon's Singapore Dunes road permit on August 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saugatuck High School Auditorium (401 Elizabeth Street in Saugatuck).
6:58 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Another lawsuit filed over development near Saugatuck

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Developer says zoning ordinance is more restrictive than state law
Saugatuck Township is the target of a second lawsuit this year over a proposed development along Lake Michigan.
6:47 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Lawsuit filed over dunes development in Saugatuck Township

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Group wants township zoning board to hear its appeal of planning commission ruling that allows 25 home development
Saugatuck Township is facing another lawsuit over a proposed development in duneland north of the Kalamazoo River.
6:42 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Battles expected over dune developments in Michigan

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The state has 50 applicants for developments in dune areas. Michigan has 80,000 acres of publicly held dune areas
When Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation in August easing restrictions on development in critical sand dune areas, it set the stage for battles across the state between private property owners and conservation groups. Today, the first major dunes fight will be joined in Muskegon County's White River Township.
6:34 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Saugatuck Dunes housing approved despite protests

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The Saugatuck Township Zoning Board of Appeals claimed opponents to the housing development will not be “aggrieved” by the building project.
SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP, MI -- An appeal by neighbors and an environmental group to stop a residential development on critical dunes and wetlands was denied by the township Zoning Board of Appeals Thursday. The ZBA found that those appealing did not have standing as being "aggrieved" by development of the land according to state law and legal precedents to bring an appeal.