Debating on amending the Zoning District Map

By Jiabin Liu

Grand Ledge Gazette staff writer

GRAND LEDGE – the Grand Ledge City Council held a public hearing about an ordinance amending the Zoning District Map on March 24. The Planning Commission did not approve the rezoning because they were concerned about traffic entering M-100 along the driveway and M-43 (Saginaw Highway) through the parking lot of the existing Doty Professional Building that faces Saginaw Highway. The majority people in the Planning Commission voted in opposition to the rezoning plan on building 30 apartments in three building. The Issue

Karl Lothschutz owns Doty Professional Building, LLC at 850 E. Saginaw Highway. Moreover, he owns 2.35 acres of property behind his building, zoned “B-1” Highway Service District, which limits its development to commercial businesses.