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Developers of $250 million Adelaide Pointe address concerns over bike path during public hearing

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Environmental impact also addressed; EGLE set to host public hearing soon.

Construction of a new, $250 million development on Muskegon Lake is one step closer to beginning after a public hearing on the matter.

Officials say the development known as “Adelaide Pointe” would redefine the Muskegon Lake shoreline, as the quarter of a billion dollar complex includes a new, 270-slip marina, luxurious condominiums and apartments over-looking the water, retail shopping, a restaurant and a bar, boat and kayak rentals, fishing pier and boat launch.

One of the main apprehensions that residents voiced during the public hearing is what would happen to a public bike path that currently runs through the Adelaide Pointe.

Developer Ryan Leestma recently addressed the Muskegon City Commission on the issue:

“There are all kinds of layers of protections to ensure that (the bike path) is never messed with, in fact, our plan is actually to expand that,” Leestma said. “We are planning on adding 200 percent more bike paths around the property, up and down the peninsulas, doing bi-passes, there will be lots of options for the public.”

Others expressed their concerns over the environment impact of the development; however, Leestma has assured the city that crews would remove invasive plants and replace them with native species during construction.

Before crews can break ground another public hearing with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy must come first. A date and time has yet to be set.

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