HOLLAND TWP., MI (WHTC) - The Holland Township Planning Commission last night tentatively approved a proposed 10 thousand square foot truck stop off of Adams Street east of the I-196 junction, pending results of traffic and environmental studies, along with continued cooperation from national developer Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, who operates more than 300 facilities in 40 states, including one in Marshall. If built, this would be the second such haven for truckers and travelers in the Holland area, competing with the Tulip City Truck Stop off of M-40 south of I-196.
In addition, a proposed game farm on Holland’s North Side aimed at education and hunting is under some scrutiny. Township planners last night tabled the request from the co-owners of Powderhorn Guns and Archery to approve a special land use for 20 acres off of Division Avenue and Lakewood Boulevard. Tim Becker and Clayton McKeon want to have residents and visitors learn about hunting deer on the property, and while the bow-and-arrow aspect wasn’t alarming, planners and neighbors expressed concerns about firearm use on the land. Planners want more information from the owners before making any final decisions.