Challengers to Saugatuck dune development win appeal at top court

Allegan County
generic Saugatuck dunes_196026

SAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP) — A plan to turn a former church camp into luxury homes in a sand dune area near Lake Michigan can be challenged by some neighbors.

That’s the opinion of the Michigan Supreme Court.

After objections arose, the developer sold some land to create a buffer between the project and critics. But the Supreme Court says the maneuver doesn’t kill the challenge.

The dispute centers on 130 acres in Saugatuck. A developer, Dune Ridge, proposed to build 20 luxury homes.

The property has sand dunes that are classified as “critical,” a designation that requires state permits.

The developer obtained permits, but some nearby property owners objected.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Stories On

Know something newsworthy? Report It!

News 8 Links