MARQUETTE – The Town of Marquette Planning Commission is about to vote on a proposed site plan for the construction of eight condominiums at the corner of Lakeshore Boulevard and Hawley Street.
The point, which does not require the approval of the Marquette municipal commission or a public hearing, is the main event on the agenda for Tuesday night’s town planning committee meeting, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. hours at the town hall.
The proposed site plan includes 96 residential units spread across the eight four-story buildings, new parking lots, site grading, landscaping and site improvements, according to planning commission documents. The exact location of the proposed development is 2401 Lakeshore Blvd., just north of BioLife across Hawley Street. The property is currently zoned as a multi-family residential.
The property is currently owned by Islander Beach and Tennis Club LLC, and the listed architect is Progressive AE, based in Grand Rapids.
The group first submitted a site plan in 2020, but withdrew its request at that time from the Planning Commission for consideration. They submitted amended plans for review on October 12.
According to city documents, the proposed development would impact 1.24 acres of wetlands, which would be required by the Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy to be replaced by 2.29. acres of man-made wetlands created by the developer.
Islander Beach and Tennis Club LLC entered into a land agreement with the city in 2019 that allowed the city to acquire a 0.13 acre parcel that was “Necessary for the relocation of Lakeshore Boulevard”, as well as the 0.2 acre parcel needed for the Hawley Street stormwater management project, according to a previous Journal article. The club ceded the two plots to the city. In exchange for the land, the agreement allowed the club to prepare the plot at 2401 Lakeshore Blvd. for further sale and development.
Whether or not the site plan conforms to the city’s land use planning code and site plan review standards described in Sec. 54.1402 (E).
If the town planning commission finds that the site plan is compliant and votes to approve the plan, development can continue without the approval of the municipal commission.
The public is welcome to attend Tuesday’s meeting at Town Hall. Two public comment sessions will take place, one for agenda items and another for non-agenda items.
To download and view Tuesday’s planning committee agenda, visit https://marquette.novusagenda.com/Agendapublic/DisplayAgendaPDF.ashx?MeetingID=2315.