By KEVIN ALLEN
H-P Business Writer
First part of article:
BENTON HARBOR — Harbor Shores construction crews are halting work – at least temporarily – on a new beachside boulevard at Jean Klock Park, developers have reported.
Opponents of Harbor Shores’ plan to build three holes of a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the park have requested a restraining order against construction there until a decision is made in a federal lawsuit regarding developers’ lease of the city-owned land.
Harbor Shores representatives are waiting for a judge to consider the restraining order request at a hearing Oct. 2 in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. If the request is shot down, developers said they will continue working on the road Oct. 3.
If the restraining order is approved, Harbor Shores will not be able to do any more work in the park before a decision is made in the lawsuit, which was filed in August by a group called Protect Jean Klock Park.
Defendants in the case are Benton Harbor, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service for allegedly ignoring environmental regulations in approving the park lease. Harbor Shores, which stopped the work Wednesday, has filed to intervene in the suit.
A hearing date has not yet been set for the lawsuit.