The Muskegon Waterfront Redevelopment Sub-Plan was drafted as an addendum to the 1997 Downtown/Lakeshore Redevelopment Plan. It is designed to refine—and give physical shape to—many of the conceptual recommendations of that plan with regard to both generalized land use and specific projects.
The plan boundary areas include a fairly narrow swath of land between Lakeshore/Shoreline Drive and the water’s edge—from Bluffton on the west to the Causeway on the east. This stretch of land is over eight miles in length and contains nearly every conceivable type of land use imaginable. This plan seeks to better integrate or link the proposed activities along the shore to existing inland land uses.
The plan is composed of two principal sections. Part I briefly discusses current land use, historical development, and recommended land use policies. It helps provide the rationale for the site-specific recommendations of the plan. Part II contains specific recommendations for major changes and relocations of land uses.