Community Support

Discovery Center Refines Its Waterfront Plan

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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 […]

Community Support

Chemical Bank Workbee

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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 […]

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Public Meeting on April 21

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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 […]

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TCLP Considers Transfer of Former Coal Dock to City – Tuesday, April 8

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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 […]

Community Input

Marina District and Community Harbor

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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 […]

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Record-Eagle in Favor of Community Harbor

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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 […]