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City to Consider Petoskey Pointe Plan

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Besides a giant hole, the Petoskey Pointe property is also a big conversation piece, with many wondering what's ever going to come of it?

Crews broke ground on the property in 2006 with plans to build a downtown resort condominium and spa complex.

The project stalled when developers ran out of money.

Northwestern Bank bought the land in 2011.

Northwestern Bank is still looking for a developer to work with.

In the meantime, they've come up with a plan to partially fill in the site, if the city approves.

This is in response to claims by the city that Northwestern Bank violated several codes, some of which related to the safety of the retaining wall.

Under the new plan, Northwestern Bank would partially fill in the hole, leaving a grass-covered slope to cover the entire retaining wall.

They'd also add a new sidewalk and fencing.

Though the city manager says the city's engineer agrees the plan would solve the basic safety issues, the decision will ultimately be up to the City Council.

The City Council meets tonight, Monday, at 7:00 p.m.

9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Eric Davis have the story.