Emmet County Commissioners have authorized 300,000 square feet of retail commercial space on property zoned residential and agricultural. (The board approved settlement of a lawsuit that permits the Petoskey Investment Group to develop 89 acres south of Wal-Mart in Bear Creek Township a development opposed by local voters in a referendum. ed.)
If you did not know this was in the works, its because you were not invited. An alleged substantial risk of a multi-million dollar judgment alarmed the commissioners. Lets examine the risk.