What is Windward Pointe?

A major transformational brownfield project in the City of Muskegon is on the horizon: the redevelopment of the former Sappi Fine Paper Mill. Pure Muskegon, a group of local investors with a common goal of building the community, has recently purchased the former Sappi Paper property from Melching, Inc. The 120-acre property, located on over a mile of Muskegon Lake Shoreline, will be called, Windward Pointe. Ideas abound for redevelopment of this large and well-situated waterfront property, including possibilities such as housing options ranging from an elder living complex to condos, single family and live-work spaces. Commercial uses could feature mixed-use developments, hotel and resort, restaurants, retail, offices, marinas and charter fishing, and water taxis.

Who is Pure Muskegon?

Pure Muskegon, LLC was formed by a group of local business and community leaders who share a common goal of bringing new life and vitality to the Muskegon community through the transformation and revitalization of the former Sappi Paper Mill property.  Pure Muskegon purchased the 120-acre property from Melching, Inc. after long, multi-year acquisition process.  Everyone’s collective persistence paid off, and Pure Muskegon is now launching Windward Pointe, a mixed-use development featuring residential, commercial and community features on the shores of Muskegon Lake with access to Lake Michigan. Membership of Pure Muskegon, LLC includes Larry Hines, Mike Olthoff, Don Tjarksen, Trip Johnson, Steve Olsen, John Workman, Greg Olson, Don Kettler, Wes Eklund, Dan Kuznar, Gregg Slager, Chris Witham, and the Paul C. Johnson Foundation.


For more information contact: Wes Eklund, weklund@fleetengineers.com