UPDATE: Emergency Demolition of Power Plant Stack
The two remaining stacks on the former Sappi property are slated for demolition this summer. Approved plans included the abatement of an external paint layer containing asbestos prior to the felling of the stacks by explosives.
While contractors were preparing the stacks for asbestos abatement, it was discovered that the older, easternmost stack is structurally compromised and continuing installation of scaffolding and the abatement process was dangerous and unsafe for the workers. As a result, the City of Muskegon Department of Public Safety issued an order to demolish the stack without first removing the paint layer. Additional information can be found at the City of Muskegon’s website www.Muskegon-Mi.gov
Windward Pointe is one of the most significant lakefront destinations in the Midwest boasting over one mile of Muskegon Lake shoreline bordering the 120-acre prime waterfront site. The development will include integration of the Lakeshore Trail, collaboration with the nearby Lakeside and Bluffton neighborhoods, and provide unique water and land transportation opportunities, creating gateways to downtown Muskegon and the greater Muskegon Lake basin. Windward Pointe offers a variety of opportunities for mixed-use development featuring residential, commercial and community features on the shores of Muskegon Lake with access to Lake Michigan, marking a new chapter for the century-old industrial and paper manufacturing site.
The goal for Windward Pointe is to position the property for a vibrant, placemaking redevelopment that enhances the nearby neighborhoods, the connectivity to the Downtown and the entire Muskegon Lake basin, and will serve as a destination point in West Michigan and the Midwest.