Update on Saugatuck Dunes Plan, Meeting Next Week

The debate over Oklahoma billionaire Aubrey McClendon’s plan to build an out-of-scale resort on the Saugatuck Dunes continues. The development seeks special variances by the Zoning Board of Appeals which would allow a doubling and tripling of height restrictions. A similar plan was proposed and refused two years ago.

Currently McClendon’s proposed settlement has been approved through a backroom deal in which the public has been excluded. The settlement was reached without input from neighbors, informed citizens, land-use attorneys, or zoning experts and the Township Planning Commision is still not involved.

Please plan to attend the Saugatuck Township Board’s public hearing on McCleondon’s proposed settlement on Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. at Saugatuck High School.

Find out more about McClendon’s development plan here.

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