Next Township ZBA Hearing Monday 10/2 at 5:30 – zoomlink available

Saugatuck Township Zoning Board of Appeals Discusses Coastal Alliance Appeal

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On Monday, October 2, at 5:30 pm in the Township Hall on Blue Star the Saugatuck Township Zoning Board of Appeals will discuss what new evidence will be allowed to be added to the record in the Coastal Alliance appeal of the Special Approval Use Marina proposed by NorthShore of Saugatuck.
A third and fourth hearing is then likely for the ZBA to determine whether the Coastal Alliance meets the three criteria necessary to be given standing to argue the merits of its appeal against the Township Planning Commission. The merits of the case center on three ordinances the proposed marina violates.
The October 2nd hearing is an in-person meeting and it will also be livestreamed via Zoom;
virtual attendance is encouraged for members of the public.
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Meeting ID: 528 576 4397     Passcode: 2021 
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Listen to Journalist Tamara Dean’s 29-minute Podcast

The podcast, released last week by Pacifica Radio, details our communities’ efforts to protect the Saugatuck Dunes at the Kalamazoo River Mouth. The podcast includes powerful perspectives from regional tribal communities, as well as Coastal Alliance leaders.



The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations working cooperatively to protect and preserve the natural geography, historical heritage, and rural character of the Saugatuck Dunes coastal region in the Kalamazoo River Watershed, beginning with the Saugatuck Dunes.


With over one million visitors each year, it makes sound economic sense to protect and preserve what attracts visitors to the Saugatuck Dunes Coastal region in the first place. Throughout the last hundred years, much of that attraction has been our unique natural heritage: the dynamic splendor of Lake Michigan, our beautiful beaches, the Saugatuck Dunes, the tranquil woods, and running through the middle of it all—creating stunning vistas of land and water from every angle—the Kalamazoo River flows through the Harbor and out into the Lake. To be here is to be a part of two worlds: one on land and one on water.

The Saugatuck Dunes Artists Respond to a Freshwater Landscape

All proceeds from sales of this book will support the work of the Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance, dedicated to protecting and preserving the character of this rare landscape.

Kalamazoo river channel Saugatuck
Kalamazoo river channel Saugatuck
Kalamazoo river channel Saugatuck
Kalamazoo river channel Saugatuck
Kalamazoo river channel Saugatuck
Kalamazoo river channel Saugatuck

See our gallery here with more spectacular imagery of the Saugatuck dunes and lakeshore.

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