Vicksburg council OKs paper mill redevelopment

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VICKSBURG, Mich. (WOD) — The Vicksburg Village Council has approved a plan to transform an old, abandoned paper mill into a large mixed-use development that will include a hotel and brewery.

The Planned Unit Development application for the former Fox River Paper Mill was approved unanimously Monday during a meeting at Vicksburg High School.

The former mill on E W Avenue was build a century ago and has been vacant for about the last decade, falling into disrepair. Now, Paper City Development will spend more than $50 million to give it new life as The Mill at Vicksburg. It will include housing, a hotel, office space, craft food and beverage production, and a lot of indoor and outdoor event space.

Project manager Jackie Koney said in a Monday statement that developers are now waiting for the state to OK its Transformational Brownfield Plan application.

Some remediation at the 110-acre plot is expected to happen this winter and visible construction should begin in the spring. Ideally, the facility will be open by the end of 2020.

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