County advises reconsideration on Pleasant Shores

Published 1:29 pm Thursday, February 4, 2010

Edwardsburg Argus

Edwardsburg residents will have to wait to find out whether or not the site of the former Escape Reality adult nightclub, the site of an investigation that resulted in the arrest of several employees who then faced charges including lewd and lascivious conduct, cocaine delivery and Ecstasy delivery.

In late November, a proposal was brought before the village planning commission to rezone the site and shared property across the street, owned by Evergreen Land Holding LLC., to allow for a new residential housing development, “Pleasant Shores.”

The village planning commission recommended the village council reject the proposal.
At a council meeting earlier this month, the matter was tabled in order for the owner to collect more information regarding drain issues as well as the official recommendation from the Cass County Planning Commission.

The commission recommended the proposal be “reconsidered.”

In the minutes reported regarding the Jan. 6 meeting of the planning commission, it is stated “after discussion a motion was made by Tom Swartz that the Cass County Planning Commission recommends that the Village of Edwardsburg reconsider their decision and that they consider requiring an environmental assessment on the property and that they consider negotiating a reduced number of units on the site.”

The motion was seconded by Julius DeCocq. Roseann Marchetti was the only opposing vote.

Residents will have to wait until the next meeting of the village council to hear where the issue stands.