Village officials on April 15 approved the concept of a 150-site campground that spans about 17 1/2 acres in the industrial area of Port Austin, Mich., located in Michigan’s thumb on the coast of Lake Huron.

Gene Clancy & Sons Excavating of Port Austin is developing the project, named “Bird Creek Campground and RV Park,” according to the Huron Daily Tribune.

“I think it has potential,” Doug Clancy told the Tribune on Friday. “I’m excited.”

He said the project still needs the green light from some state agencies and local government in order to move forward. But, Clancy added, “We like our chances.”

The plan was presented during Thursday’s Port Austin Village Planning Commission meeting, where the board approved the concept of the campground. Village Clerk Thomas Rapson said the project still will need final approval by the planning commission.

Rapson said a copy of the project’s conceptual layout is hanging on a wall in the Port Austin Village Hall.

He said the village planning commission’s next regular meeting is set for 7 p.m. May 20 at village hall, which is located at 17 W. State Street in Port Austin.