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Monday, June 29, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Indiana State Park pavilion project continues to generate controversy

The ILB has had a number of posts over the past few months on the IDNR plans to build a banquet center on Dunes State Park prime beachfront. Here are the most recent stories that have come to the ILB's attention:

From Amy Lavalley of the Gary Post-Tribune, on June 19th, this long story headed "Dunes pavilion plan opponents continue fight," that begins:

The grassroots group fighting the proposed construction of a banquet and conference facility at Indiana Dunes State Park is claiming victory on two fronts, but officials involved with the project say neither issue is a stumbling block for the controversial structure.

A federal review of the project, being undertaken at the state park in Chesterton through a partnership between Pavilion Partners and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, is dictated by the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, and the local liquor commission recently tied on a liquor license for Pavilion Partners, which also is renovating the pavilion at the state park.

From June 23rd, a second story from the same reporter, this one headed "Dunes liquor license decision bumped to July."And from Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times, a June 27th story headed "State Park pavilion project will be focus of July 16 meeting."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 29, 2015 08:23 AM
Posted to Indiana Government