The public is welcome to attend a second public information meeting around a potential Lake Michigan shoreline park planned for 18 acres south of the Wastewater Treatment Facility.
The meeting, in an open house format, begins with a presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by time for questions and answers with the consultant hired to prepare options for the site and city personnel.
From the letter sent to area residents …
The first public information meeting, held in May, included two development concepts. A revised concept has been developed which includes the following elements:
- Primary entry from Bay Heights Road with approximately 10 parking spaces and access path.
- Secondary site access from Marina Road with approximately 8 parking spaces created where Marina Road turns south with a pedestrian access path.
- Improved primary pedestrian path to the beachfront designed to meet ADA requirements with accessible beach extension.
- Secondary paths with stair structures, overlooks.
- Extension of the storm sewer system on the north side of the parcel to reduce bluff erosion, and reduce velocities to protect coastal wetland.
- Stormwater bioretention by using rain gardens as a natural area to control and treat stormwater run-off.
- Stabilized bluff plantings.
- Areas of mowed open space.
Learn more about the earlier plans here.