Houghton County Master Plan Creates Controversy

A controversy is brewing in Houghton County over a proposed master plan.

The proposed revision to the Houghton County master plan is being met with opposition from several residents.

Some of those residents voiced their objections at the county’s monthly board of commissioners meeting.

The main concerns revolve around the perceived possibility that the county could use the plan to introduce county wide zoning and property owners may lose their right to decide what to do with their land.

The board of commissioners insisted that county zoning was not on their agenda.

The next planning commission meeting will be held at the Houghton County Courthouse on march 20th and another on April 17th.

The 63 day public comment period wraps up on April 18th.