A group of local business and community leaders recently announced plans to turn the 120-acre former Sappi Paper Mill property into Windward Pointe, a mixed-use development including residential, commercial and community uses.
Located adjacent to the Muskegon Country Club, there are numerous possibilities for Windward Pointe: housing options, mixed-use projects, hotels and resorts, restaurants, retail, offices, marinas, charter fishing and water taxis.
The local business owners formed an investment group called Pure Muskegon. They are working with the Michigan Attorney General, MDEQ, Sappi Paper, and Melching to facilitate the cleanup and redevelopment of the property.
Over the next year, Melching will continue demolition of the remaining structures, including subsurface foundations and infrastructure.
Representatives from the Pure Muskegon group will be discussing Windward Pointe in more detail at the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce’s September Business for Breakfast on September 30.