We continue to work to ensure that we have fulfilled our responsibilities for both the economic and environmental due diligence associated with our proposed project. As a result, we are scaling back our original vision for a Community Harbor and Marina and are focusing just the Community Harbor and Pier, for now. All of our current efforts […]
October 13th was a bank holiday and the Discovery Center had the special good fortune to be visited by a team of twenty-four employees from the newly renamed Chemical Bank (f/k/a Northwest Bank). They came and worked all morning performing the labors of Hercules at the Discovery Center. They spruced up, cleaned up, and winterized the […]
The Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a major grant of $9,350 from the Michigan Humanities Council. The grant funds will be used to develop educational signs and interpretive panels for the upcoming Ship Shapes exhibit. For more information visit this page.
Meeting Scheduled! The Traverse City City Commission will hear our proposal on Monday, April 21 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Chambers at the Governmental Center. You can find the Board agenda by clicking here. We are on the agenda during Public Comment as: Reserved public comment request from Mike Wills, representing Discovery Center Great Lakes regarding its interest […]
On Tuesday, April 8 at 5:30 pm the Traverse City Light & Power Board of Directors will consider two actions with respect to the former coal dock property. To see what’s on the agenda, check out the memo containing proposed actions Declaring Coal Dock Surplus. First, they will consider declaring the property surplus. This is an action […]
In the spring of 2012, Elmwood Township embarked on an ambitious and comprehensive community planning process that continued until August 2013, when the resulting “Greilickville Commercial Corridor Sub-Area Master Plan: A Focus on Placemaking and Creating a Walkable Waterfront Community” was adopted by the Township. To see the complete sub-area master plan click here. That plan conceived a […]
At the February 13th joint study session with Traverse City Light & Power and the City of Traverse City, Marsha Smith of Rotary got up and made a very well-reasoned argument for the process and criteria that the City should use for disposing of surplus property. Her memo in support of her public comments can […]
The Record-Eagle came out with a another favorable editorial today. The paper recognizes the long-term benefit that a a public waterfront educational attraction would have for our region. It concludes: There are dozens of details yet to be worked out before the city signs on to this or any plan for the coal dock. But […]
Meeting Scheduled! The joint study session of the Traverse City Light & Power Board and the City Commission will occur on Monday, February 10 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Chambers at the Governmental Center. You can find the Board packet by clicking here.
Meeting Delayed! The meeting scheduled for Monday, January 13 at 7 has been postponed. A joint study session of the Traverse City Light & Power Board and the City Commission will occur in the future. Details will provided as the meeting is rescheduled.