(Monday - March 15, 2021) - In November of last
year, heavy equipment brought down what was at one time part of the
railroad shipping infrastructure, and later the Timbers Motor Lodge, in
downtown Iron Mountain.
The property had been purchased a year
earlier. As of this time, there is now word on what type of development
will occupy that property.
While City officials are unable to
release any information at this point in the negotiations, it is
apparent that this will be a major development, since the developers
requested, and were granted, a zoning variance to permit up to a five or
six story building.
It is not unusual for city officials to be
"sworn to secrecy" at this stage in a major development. As the saying
goes, "those who are talking don't know, and those who know aren't
Council members on Monday, without disclosing any
further information, urged City Manager Jordan Stanchina, who has been
working with the developers, to "make it happen."