By: Dave Alexander | [email protected]
Feb. 26, 2013
MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon City Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve developer Jon Rooks’ $14 million, 70-lot single-family home development on Muskegon Lake.
Commissioners asked questions, praised the development and unanimously approved an amendment to a 1989 “planned unit development” for Terrace Point allowing for the waterfront subdivision. The original plans were changed from initially proposed condominiums to the new single-family housing development.
The new Terrace Point Landing is located on 10.75 acres that sits between the Grand Valley State University energy center and the former SPX Corp. headquarters building. It is part of the property Rooks purchased when he obtained the Shoreline Inn and the related restaurant and marina in 2009.
Terrace Point also includes the Shoreline Inn and Conference Center, the Lake House restaurant, the Terrace Point marina and a 300-foot public walkway along Muskegon Lake north and west of the marina. The former SPX building is now Terrace Point office building under separate ownership.
The Muskegon Planning Commission on Feb. 14 unanimously recommended approval of the new waterfront residential development.
Rooks said that he is getting strong interest in the waterfront development and will now work on creating the site condominium association documents for the residential development. working on putting in the public roadway and utilities could begin in the coming six months but it is unlikely that homes will be under construction on the site until 2014, he indicated.