Two proposed campgrounds in South Haven Township, Mich., — including a state-owned campground along the Kal-Haven Trail — will be discussed by township planners next week, the Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reported.
The Michigan Depaartment of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking to rezone the former Riverwoods failed residential development site on Blue Star Highway to make way for the state’s proposed new campground.
Planners will make a recommendation to the township board on whether the 58-acre site should be rezoned from high-density residential to resource conservation, the same zoning used for floodplain areas, Patrick Hudson, zoning administrator, said.
State officials have not announced a timeline for development of the new campground, which is next to the Black River and the state’s Kal-Haven Trail linear park.
The DNR bought the property for $830,000, and plans call for both primitive camp sites and full-service sites to be developed there, DNR officials said earlier.
The other matter coming up next week is consideration of a special use permit and planned unit development approval for an 84-site campground on 11 acres.
The site is zoned multi-familiy residential, and that zoning would otherwise allow property owner Dave Hill to build 86 apartments there if he wasn’t pursuing the campground idea, Hudson said.
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