Peninsula Twp. approves 81 acre development with new conditions

The township's lawyer has filed the project to the courts.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) --Peninsula Township trustees voted to move forward with residential 81 acre development, but with a few conditions.

Last night the board approved the project, as long as an environmental expert was monitoring soil erosion, storm water and have an emergency access road.

The expert would be on-site every day and would be there on the owner’s expense.

The project was first approved by a previous board in 2015, but the project was appealed in court due to some concerns.

“I don't think that any of us are very happy with the way it's turning out, said Rob Manigold, Peninsula Township supervisor. “In fact none of us are happy with the way that it's really turning out. But the ordinance at the end of the day is the ordinance and if you meet it, and four of us believe that it was met. So it was approved.”

Nothing is official until the project's new conditions are approved in court.

The township's lawyer has filed the project to the courts.

Manigold expects the court date to be set in the new year.

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