More housing and dining being added in Baldwin

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 06/16/2021, 8:52 PM
Edited: 06/21/2021, 2:04 AM

(LAKE COUNTY, Mich.) A building that is currently vacant in Baldwin will be redeveloped for a restaurant and housing. 

The restaurant will be on the first floor and three apartments along with a common area will go on the second floor. 

The redevelopment is being led by 876 Michigan LLC. 

The capital investment in the project will be $1.4 million with $450,000 from a Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant. 

Recreational tourism is the number one industry in Baldwin, but right now there aren't any traditional dine-in restaurants downtown. 

A 12-year Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act Tax abatement valued at $33,692 has been approved by the Village of Baldwin. 

The village also works with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's (MDEC) Redevelopment Ready Program. 

“The Village is looking forward to the successful completion of this project, said Jim Truxton, President of the Baldwin Village Council. “We are excited about the impacts on our downtown. We couldn’t have done it without the assistance of the Michigan Strategic Fund and the ability to locally create an OPRA district to give new life to this obsolete property. We hope to inspire other property owners to revitalize their building."


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