Neighbors want DEQ to stop development, save wetlands

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Wetlands in Grand Rapids will be destroyed if a developer has his way and can put up condos.  

About 100 neighbors showed up to a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality hearing Tuesday evening to try to put a stop to it.

East of Plymouth Avenue near the Grand Rapids-East Grand Rapids border, Griggs Street SE is a quiet dead that hosts wildlife in the wetlands.

"That is what drew us," Linda Host, who has lived on the street for about eight years, said.

Now, Moasic Properties, owned by her former neighbor Sid Jasma, wants to change the landscape by replacing the wetlands with about 55 condos.

"I think it's unwise," Host said.

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