A year ago, the Transit Oriented Design Master Plan Committee — the group studying long-term development in and around the Saugatuck train station — and local citizens made it clear to project consultants that 2 ideas were non-starters:
- No deck parking
- No 3-story buildings.
This morning — after a year of input and study — a final draft was presented. It included:
A parking deck …
… a 3-story building …
… and, for good measure, substantial new development.
Oh, yeah. When asked what these proposals would mean for traffic in and around Saugatuck, the consultants replied that “any details on lessening the traffic burden” were “outside the scope” of their study.