The Eagle Ottawa tannery closed in Grand Haven's East Town neighborhood in 2006; it was a site that once provided 800 jobs. Now the land is being prepared for recreation. The Grand Haven Planning Commission has approved plans for East Point R.V. Resort.
Resort general manager Mike Lepo says think camping, but upscale. "A clubhouse with a pool, cable wi-fi, water, and sewer."
The construction work should finish in time for a May first opening. The site includes frontage on the Grand River with boat docks so boaters can access Spring Lake and Lake Michigan.
The RV resort will have long-term camping something campers can't do at the state park. It could draw several thousand new faces each summer to a part of Grand Haven most pass right by.
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