Frankfort Condo Association Withdraws Seawall Application After Community Outcry

A Northern Michigan beach town is banding together against the installation of a stone seawall along Lake Michigan.

The Bluffs Condominium Association applied for, then quickly withdrew, their request for an easement.

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The seawall would have been put on a stretch of city-owned beachfront. Now everyone will have to figure out how to move forward while preserving one of Frankfort’s most cherished possessions.

Resident Julie Owens says, “We’ve been here since the 1930s and my grandfather walked that beach and my kids grew up on that beach and I want the beach preserved for the next generation.”

The city council may host a public discussion on shoreline preservation in the future.