Vote set on Vicksburg mill project


VICKSBURG, Mich. (WOOD) — The old Vicksburg paper mill is closer to getting new life as a mixed-use facility. Developers are planning to spend about $60 million to redevelop the run-down property. 

The Vicksburg Mill Redevelopment faces a crucial village council vote next week. If all goes well, it’s a big step in changing the old mill into a vibrant attraction.

“We’re really eager to get going,” said Vicksburg Mill Redevelopment Project Manager Jackie Koney. “It’s taken us four years to get to this point. Now we’re ready to rock.”

Things are quiet right now at the century-old Vicksburg paper mill. Work won’t begin until the Vicksburg Village Council approves the Planned Unit Development application next week. 

“I’m cautiously optimistic,” Koney told 24 Hour News 8. “I definitely feel a lot better after the planning commission voted a couple weeks ago.”

The seven-member planning commission voted unanimously to send its recommendation to the village council. The mixed-use redevelopment will include housing, a hotel, office space, craft food and beverage production, and a lot of indoor and outdoor event space.  

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