Rotary Charities of Traverse City Hopes to Open Coal Dock in May

The Grand Traverse Bay coal dock is one step closer to opening to the public.

Rotary Charities purchased the old Traverse City Light & Power property for $1 million.

The coal dock sits across from the Discovery Center along M-22.

A formal purchase agreement was signed at the beginning of the month as Rotary now works to get due diligence and environmental studies completed.

Rotary has also set $500,000 aside for improvements to the site.

They hope to offer a waterfront experience to the public that could include fishing, tall shop docking and public access.

“Waterfront is pretty scarce and a piece of property like this is really scare,” says Michael Wills, Rotary Harbor committee. “Having it available to the public and for the nonprofits to utilize to further serve the public with their programming is pretty amazing,”

Rotary says they hope to have a grand opening by the end of May.

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