Feb 2017 What’s New In Slabtown

 

The new Munson neonatal projects seems to be headed forward with a possible Prop. 3 vote in it’s future. The plan was approved at the city commission level in late 2016 just before the ballot referendum passed. The problem for Munson is not all the permit approvals are in place and the vagaries of the […]

Feb. 2017 What’s New In the Central Neighborhood

 

The Pine Street project (previously called River West) that triggered the Prop. 3 vote in Traverse City has been reintroduced at 60 feet and 275,000 sq. ft. It fits on the site and will sold at market rate to the general public. All 220 apartment units will be available for rent with some first come first served […]

Feb. 2017 What’s New In The Boardman Neighborhood

 

The discussion on street improvements has now shifted to 8th Street. Lots of Boardman Neighborhood discussion about bike lanes and building heights in this one. Whatever happens will affect both Boardman and Old Towne neighborhoods as traffic on this East-West corridor can snarl both areas. If 8th Street is closed for construction the traffic will need to go […]

Feb. 2017 What’s New In Old Towne

 

The discussion on street improvements has now shifted to 8th Street. Lots of discussion about bike lanes and building heights in this one. Whatever happens will affect Boardman and Old Towne neighborhoods as traffic on this East-West corridor affects both areas. If it slows on 8th street it may well back traffic up to Union […]

January 2017 What’s New In The Old Towne Neighborhood

 

After over a decade of discussions, plans, and studies it looks like South Boardman Street is DOA at the City Commission. It was ranked as a low priority in the 2017 lists of potential capital projects. This, in effect, keeps it well off the radar for this city commission and may well re-direct future funding away from […]

January 2017 What’s New In The Slabtown Neighborhood

 

The Moorings on the fringes of Slabtown continues to be a source of controversy and seems to be mired in the legal system with no public end in sight. This is a 97 unit, single-family, site condo development. The fight is is now over ownership, project expenses, and escalating development costs. Local developers Bob Brick and Ted Lockwood are […]

January 2017 What’s New In The Central Neighborhood

 

Prop. 3 passed which pleased a number of the Central Neighborhood folks but still leaves several unanswered questions (how do we measure 6o ft.? Do the citizens have to vote before a developer knows whether the city will approve their design? What happens to changes in the project after a vote passes? Do we need […]

January 2017 What’s New In The Boardman Neighborhood

 

TCAPS is actively considering selling the Boardman Admin Building. No immediate buyers but working with the County to define a plan for sale and then development of the Boardman space. As with any project of this type lots of moving pieces and timing issues. The Boardman Neighborhood will be kept in the loop and appraised […]

January 2017 What’s New On Old Mission Peninsula

 

TCAPS and the Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation have reached agreement on sale of the Old Mission Peninsula School. It was a long time coming but patience and persistence on both sides seems to have provided a fair and equitable agreement for the orderly transition of the school to foundation control in the fall of […]

What’s New On Old Mission Peninsula

 

The Old Mission Community School (K-5) stands a great chance of delivering public education for the next decade thanks to a unique collaboration between Traverse City Area Public Schools and the residents of Old Mission Peninsula. Charitable contributions from Old Mission residents are being collected to buy and pay for TCAPS operation of the school. It’s a great testament to resolve of the Old Mission residents and their faith in public education.