Downtown Development Authority Minutes 07-06-2021

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                            CITY OF MUSKEGON
                 DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DDA) /
                BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (BRA)
                            REGULAR MEETING
                                 MINUTES

                                         July 6, 2021

The meeting was held in the City Commission Chambers. Chairperson M. Bottomley called the
meeting to order at 10:30 AM and roll was taken.

MEMBERS PRESENT:             M. Bottomley, B. Hastings, J. Riegler, M. Kleaveland, D. Pollock,
                             M. Johnson Sr, J. Wallace Jr., Jeanette Moore

MEMBERS ABSENT:              Members excused; F. Depung, S. Black, H. Sytsema, D. Kalisz, F.
                             Peterson

STAFF PRESENT:               P. Wills, Director of Strategic Initiatives; D. Alexander,
                             Downtown Manager, Jake Eckholm Director of Economic
                             Development, Ken Grant Financial Director

OTHERS PRESENT:              Carla Flanders Lakeshore Festival: Ryan Leetsma, Adelaide Pointe
                             QOZB: Roman Wilson and Kirk Perachbocher Fishbeck

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion by Brad Hastings, Second by Mike Johnson to approve the regular meeting minutes for
May 11, 2021.

BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BUSINESS

Brownfield Plan Amendment for Adelaide Pointe. P. Wills gave a summary of the request for a
Brownfield Plan Amendment for the Adelaide Pointe Project located at 1149 and 1204 W. Western
Ave., south shore of Muskegon Lake. Comments were given by Jake Eckholm with the City’s
involvement with working out infrastructure issues with water and sewer. Including a Public
Beach are will be a positive amenity for everyone to enjoy. Ryan Leetsma gave an update on how
the different phases for the development are proceeding. The buildings will be wooden structures
with great lake views. Questions from Board members were answered. Environmental consultants
from Fishbeck commented on environmental and abatement conditions from former Michigan
Steel site that will need to be considered and corrected. Questions from Board members were
answered.

City staff has reviewed the Adelaide Pointe Project Brownfield Plan Amendment and recommends
approval.

Motion by M. Kleaveland, supported by J. Moore to approve the resolution for the Brownfield
Plan Amendment for the Adelaide Pointe Project and further request staff to set a public hearing
before the Muskegon City Commission to consider adoption of the plan. All in favor
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BUSINESS


DDA Financial report. D. Alexander reviewed the financial report for June 30 2021. He discussed
revenues from 2020 and next year’s financial expectations. Tax increment revenues were not yet
included.
A motion to accept the financial statement as presented was made by M. Kleaveland, supported
by J. Moore. All in favor.

Downtown Events Update: Lakeshore Art Festival. Carla Flanders presented the members with
a Preliminary Recap Report handout for the Art Festival on June 26th and 27th 2021. Carla
presented information of the Highlights which included Exhibitors’ numbers, and a breakdown of
exhibits and events.


PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
There was no Public Participation.

OTHER

Member discussions included: Concerns with Western and 2nd Ave. parking; and the progress with
the Hartshorn Village development, and Lakeview Lofts. Peter will look into the Shoreline Park
and waterfront access.


ADOURNMENT 11:56
am

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