Harbor Springs tosses marina expansion plan

Harbor Springs has decided against a plan to create a new strip of land along the city’s waterfront, which would involve filling in a portion of a marina.

This decision follows several months of work on an application, and expenditures of approximately 15-thousand dollars on the project.

Tom Richards, Harbor Springs City Manager, said the number of required studies and issues yet to be considered seemed to outweigh the public benefit.

“The applications that we filed requested certain information, but the responses we received and additional questions were the first time we became aware of all the different requirements from the Army Corp. and the DEQ were going to apply to this,” he said.

Richards said the city always had a backup plan. He said the city is currently considering design concepts that will allow for enhancements to the marina.