Construction begins on Acme shoreline project

Work has started on the demolition of several buildings along the shoreline in Acme.

The demolition is the first step in creating a mile-long waterfront park.

Acme Township officials completed the purchase of the Beach Club Motel in late May. It was the last of three properties that will be demolished to make room for the park.

The Beach Club, the Sun and Sand Motel, and the former Mountain Jack's Restaurant will be demolished. The timeline for the demolition is about two-and-a-half months.

The Township has received grants for the project from groups like the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and, most recently, the Rotary Charities of Traverse City. The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund contributed about $6 million to buy the land.