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E-M:/ Judge blocks housing plan for Owasippe

A judge has ruled squarely in favor of Blue Lake Township in its battle against residential development on the Boy Scouts' Owasippe camp property.

The township's zoning ordinance that prohibits residential development at Owasippe and other camps in the township is fair and appropriate, 14th Circuit Judge William C. Marietti ruled in his opinion dated Wednesday.

"There are specific and well-founded reasons for this zoning scheme involving its consistency with the Master Plan, the character of the Township, harmony with contiguous properties, inadequacy and degradation of the infrastructure and impact on the environment," Marietti wrote.


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