Last August, the Peninsula Township Board approved the development “81 on East Bay” (read more here) with several conditions. This resulted in the newly formed nonprofit, Preserve Old Mission, made up of homeowners with the purpose of opposing non-conforming development and preserving the natural beauty of the peninsula.
This decision by the board has been challenged in court by Preserve Old Mission, and on Monday, Dec. 21, the two parties will go before Judge Philip Rogers at 1:30 pm in the Grand Traverse County Courthouse, 328 Washington St. in Traverse City, to decide this issue.
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It is to be decided whether the 81 development, as approved, violates the local zoning ordinance as it relates to preserving the natural environment and local beauty of the peninsula.
If you have any interest or support for this action by Preserve Old Mission, please show up Monday (tomorrow) at the Courthouse as a show of support for the efforts by our homeowners to protect the natural beauty of our Peninsula.
President, Preserve Old Mission
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb