January Hearing Set in Owasippe Scout Reservation Zoning Battle

The Muskegon Chronicle has reminded us that the long battle over Owasippe Scout Reservation is not over yet.

Officials on both sides hope the long battle over Owasippe Scout Reservation zoning is nearing an end.

More than a year after the Chicago Boy Scouts filed an appeal of a Circuit Court ruling on the zoning, a date for the case to be argued before a three-judge appeals panel has been set. Attorneys who have already filed their briefs will present oral arguments at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 in Grand Rapids.

The 4,800-acre reservation is owned by the Chicago Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, which claims Blue Lake Township’s zoning of the property is too restrictive and amounts to an unconstitutional “taking” of the land.

Read the whole article at The Muskegon Chronicle.

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