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Muskegon City Commission Sets 2012 Goals, Including Neighborhood, Sappi, Pere Marquette Revitalization

City commissioners agreed upon Sappi site redevelopment, neighborhood revitalization, downtown zoning changes and cooperative service agreements as their top priorities. Employment diversity and L.C. Walker arena support were tied for 5th/6th place, while Pere Marquette enhancements and a downtown casino were tied for 7th/8th place.

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Sappi Smokestack, Bleaching Plant Demolition Approved By City Commission, Planned For Morning Of Sunday, January 29

The demolition is scheduled for Sunday, January 29 between 9 and 10 a.m., a time selected because traffic on nearby roads, including the major Lakeshore Drive thoroughfare will be minimal. A “soft” road closure would take place at 30 minutes before the scheduled demolition. A “hard” road closure will happen 15 minutes before.

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