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Marquette Planning Commission rules on Lakeshore Depot expansion plans

The Marquette Planning Commission
The Marquette Planning Commission(Jerry Tudor WLUC TV6)
Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 9:23 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Lakeshore Depot is trying to expand its operations but the Marquette Planning Commission Tuesday limited that.

The owner of the Lakeshore Depot was before the Commission looking for a special land use permit to add live music, outdoor food and beverage and light manufacturing, for example food and beverage production.

During a public hearing on the issue, several residents who live near the Depot, on Ohio and Hewitt Streets, cited the potential for noise from live music, late hours on weekends and overcrowding the area as major concerns. After discussion the Commission agreed to approve the special land use permits for light manufacturing but not live entertainment or serving food and beverages outdoors.

Special Land Use Permit decisions do not go to the City Commission. City statute gives the Planning Commission administrative authority to approve or deny SLUP requests.

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