Peninsula Housing hosts community workshop in Suttons Bay

Photo: Peninsula Housing sold its first affordable home in Northport to John and Kelly Kehl early this year.

From staff reports

Peninsula Housing invites the public to participate in a workshop to explore housing options for 980 S Herman Road and 339 South St. Mary’s Street. A public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 2, from 6-7:30 pm at the Suttons Bay / Bingham Fire Station Community Room (201 South St. Mary’s Avenue in Suttons Bay). Peninsula Housing will present options for housing and amenities on two sites and community members will have opportunities to share their ideas.

Housing in Leelanau County has become unattainable for many working people and families—from school teachers to police officers to those working in the service industry. Home prices have risen and rental housing has been converted to vacation rentals. These two parcels present an opportunity to build workforce housing that is needed to keep our community strong while maintaining Suttons Bay’s unique character. Peninsula Housing seeks community input about the types of housing needed and what would fit seamlessly into the Suttons Bay community.

Peninsula Housing is a non-profit community land trust committed to providing affordable housing in Suttons Bay and Leelanau County. Click here to learn more.