Saugatuck Township on the shore of Lake Michigan has been battling against developer and natural gas tycoon Aubrey McClendon for several years to prevent the development of sensitive dune land in the community. They were subject to countless lawsuits, essentially draining the Township coffers until, last summer, they finally capitulated and came to an “agreement” with McClendon’s group, Singapore Dunes.
- Development in 12 of the 32 acres on the site.
- Up to 100 units to be built on the shoreline property
- A 66-slip marina
- A 25-suite inn
- A nine-hole golf course
Needless to say, those folks who have been fighting tooth and nail to prevent this devastating outcome are none too happy.