Michigan RV Park Proposal to Get Hearing
A 676-site RV park is being proposed for the site of the Chemung Hills Golf Course in Livingston County, Mich.
The proposal for the 156-acre plot of land, located west of Detroit, is an RV park and campground with attractions including miniature golf, nature trails, softball, basketball, soccer and batting cages, according to the Livingston Daily.
That site, which for years was home to the private Chemung Hills Country Club, has a rich history. After decades as an elite country club, it became a public course a few years ago, even as the owners, the Chemung Hills Investors, were looking to convert the property into something else. The current site also includes a banquet center and restaurant.
The Oceola Township Board of Trustees turned down the first proposal, a housing development that would include 270 homes, in August. That led to the latest proposal for an RV park and campground.
"There is a sharp and significant decline in the golf course business," a letter accompanying land-use paperwork from Chemung Hills Investors said. "The proposed plan is to find a profitable future existence for this property, while maintaining its natural beauty."
The process begins on April 10, as the township Planning Commission holds a public hearing.
The developers, who are based in Macomb County's Shelby Township, also said the project will not change the essential character of the area and will not cause excessive traffic or noise. They also said they are "receptive to operational hours, lighting restrictions and noise restrictions."