Michigan Tribe Plans RV Park
Township planners have approved a request by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to rezone 23.5 acres on Lake Bemay near Mt. Pleasant, Mich., for use as an RV park.
The Migizi Economic Development Co., which handles all non-gaming business interests for the tribe, proposes to build 60 full hookup sites in the first phase and convert a lakefront home into a clubhouse with store, game room, sitting room and food service, according to the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun.
A pole barn that sits on the property will be created into the bath house, shower system and public laundry. The lake will be utilized for motorized and non-motorized watercraft.
"The main plan for the park is to have it run by the Soaring Eagle Inn,” according to Lisa Darnell, Migizi’s business systems analyst.
Adjacent to the RV site is the Soaring Eagle Inn & Conference Center, a casino and 36-hole golf course.
In the plan, each site will have utility hookups, sewer, a picnic table, landscaping and a fire ring, according to Migizi's request.
Other amenities that would be available will include fishing, swimming, a walking trail, picnic area, a pavilion and a children's play area.
Woody Woodruff, the zoning administrator for Union Township, said he received two phone calls from people who were curious about the tribe's plans.
"New planning mandates that any rezoning not create any further non-conformaties with the local airport," Woodruff said.
He said he spoke to the Mt. Pleasant director of planning and community development and the director of public works and they had no comments or concerns.