HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - A couple of matters highlight this evening’s monthly meeting of the Holland Planning Commission.
Plans for a proposed 140-room, five-story Courtyard Hotel by Marriott on nearly two acres of vacant land off of 8th Street between Columbia and Central avenues are before the panel. Developers say there will also be a 100-seat breakfast Bistro and a 206-seat dining restaurant on the site, and they are also asking for 89 parking spaces in the lower level of the 7th Street city parking deck for hotel guests. Modifications to the adjacent Macatawa Bank property are also part of the overall plans.
In addition, some modifications to a proposed ordinance amendment that would allow indoor shooting ranges to be established within Holland’s city limits will be discussed. The Bullet Hole Gun Shop wants to build such a facility on its 8th Street property, but some residents are opposed. Currently, there is an ordinance prohibiting most firearms use within the city, but the Bullet Hole’s owners claim that this law was bypassed when a shooting range was installed in the lower level of the 8th Street police headquarters.
The Planning Commission meets at 5 PM in Council Chambers at Holland City Hall.