A land use study will be conducted for Lighthouse Point; the land and the Harbor Lighthouse.
The iconic Marquette Harbor Lighthouse adds a pop of color to the horizon line, anytime of day or season. It also holds great historic significance and will be undergoing a land use study. A land use study evaluates, reviews and inventories the land, or parcel, in question and all of it’s components, such as the lighthouse. Most noteworthy, a plan will be set forth on the advised way(s) to use the land. This historic property is an expensive one to fix and maintain.
First off, in the study to be completed by Sanders & Czapski Associates, the following will be evaluated:
- the community’s vision for the lighthouse and the land it sits on
- environmental documents
- condition of the lighthouse and other structures (captain’s residence, storage garage and Coast Guard station)
- strategies for use
- accessibility needs
- maintenance, utility and infrastructure
The plan will include policy requirements and costs. It will also include ways to fund fixing and maintaining Marquette’s beautiful lighthouse landmark on Lighthouse Point.
Lastly, in November, a public input meeting will take place to gather thoughts of community members.
Sanders & Czapski Associates has also contributed to projects such as a historic structure report for the lighthouse in 2013, the Clark Lambros’ Beach Park, a Tourist Park land use plan as well as projects for the Marquette Maritime Museum.
Information about the lighthouse and land parcel courtesy of Wardell, M. (2016, September 29). Marquette LIGHTHOUSE IN FOCUS: City commission awards contract for land use study. The Mining Journal. pp. 1A, 9A.