PUD application permitted
By Lynda Wheatley | May 22, 2021

The most up-to-date on the contentious advancement of the proposed Hampton Inn in the vicinity of 1st Street Beach in Manistee: It’s going forward, confirms city planning assistant Nancy Baker — regardless of a final-ditch hard work by a team of Manistee citizens who have written dozens of letters and, considerably less than a week in advance of a specific setting up fee meeting to examine the prepared device enhancement application, introduced a petition asking city officials to postpone their vote.

The Manistee Arranging fee accepted the software at the May perhaps 20 hearing.

Plans for the 101 S. Lakeshore Dr. property, exactly where the longtime Lakeshore Motel sits now, phone for a 5-story framework, with 101 rooms, top-flooring cafe, an outside spa, patio, firepits, and recreation space.

Options for the proposed resort previously called for 108 rooms, a rooftop bar, and a larger signal — all of which Suburban Inns, the Michigan-centered company that will individual and operate the hotel, adjusted in the revised website plan.

Critics of the advancement have cited concerns pertaining to targeted traffic, parking, blocked drinking water views, force on the metropolis sewer method, and gentle air pollution.

The developers of the challenge produced a video that was produced to the public the working day in advance of the listening to by the Manistee Region Chamber of Commerce, which supports the improvement. The online video used digital actuality application and scanning engineering that, said the chamber in a news launch, “captures the dimension and define of the existing trees, and gives the see real-lifestyle sight traces of the proposed challenge,” displaying viewers how the resort would appear from a range of various vantage factors.

You can observe the online video right here: streamable.com/uvhogf