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June 16, 2020 – Buyer of Muskegon coal power plant site to create a port terminal

By | 2020-06-17T17:08:51+00:00 June 17th, 2020|News|

MUSKEGON, Mich. — The site of the old B.C. Cobb Generating Plant in Muskegon will be developed into a new port terminal by new owner Verplank Dock Co. of Ferrysburg, Mich. “By acquiring this property, we can establish Muskegon as one of the top marine port terminals on the Great Lakes while enhancing the local

March 20, 2020 – New life for former power plant

By | 2020-03-24T15:17:52+00:00 March 20th, 2020|News|

Forsite Development said it is nearing the end of its demolition on the old B.C. Cobb power plant site in Muskegon and soon will be turning its attention to redevelopment. Tom McKittrick, CEO and founder of Forsite, said demolition of the plant is effectively complete, but there is some additional site work that needs to

March 4, 2020- Forsite Development Razes Former Coal Plant in Luna Pier, Prepares for Redevelopment

By | 2020-03-24T15:30:03+00:00 March 4th, 2020|News|

North Carolina’s Forsite Development has completed the demolition of the former Consumers Energy coal-fired power plant in Luna Pier south of Monroe on Lake Erie and has begun redevelopment. The company says the site is ideal for manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics. “We look forward to turning our attention to redevelopment of this property, which checks

February 18, 2020 – Former B.C. Cobb property nearly cleared, new owner announces

By | 2020-03-24T15:26:38+00:00 February 18th, 2020|News|

 Ferrysburg-based Verplank Dock Co. will become new owner of former B.C. Cobb property after North Carolina-based Forsite finishes clearing the land. MUSKEGON, Mich. — The decommissioning of the former B.C. Cobb Generating Plant in Muskegon is nearly complete. Forsite Development Inc. headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina started removing the power plant and stack in

January 14, 2020 – B.C. Cobb Plant demolition completed

By | 2020-01-14T20:02:14+00:00 January 14th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|

The final piece of Muskegon’s former B.C. Cobb Plant has been demolished. North Carolina-based Forsite Development on Saturday morning finished demolition of the former B.C. Cobb power plant, on the M-120 corridor in North Muskegon. The city of Muskegon shared a video of the event. Located on the shore of Muskegon Lake, just over a mile from

October 31, 2019 – Wrecking ball demolishes B.C. Cobb power plant smokestack

By | 2019-11-07T15:19:45+00:00 November 7th, 2019|News|

It was closed in 2016, and in 2017 a North Carolina based company bought the land.MUSKEGON, Mich — Construction crews started the demolition process of B.C. Cobb last year, and Thursday a wrecking ball went through what was left of the smokestack on Muskegon Lake.However, the demolition process isn't over yet.What once was a

September 5, 2019 – Small blast brings Cobb’s skywalk to the ground

By | 2019-11-07T15:28:04+00:00 October 31st, 2019|News|

The skywalk connected the closed powerhouse to what's left of the Cobb's smokestack. MUSKEGON, Mich. — Some residents in Muskegon and North Muskegon heard what they believed were explosives Thursday morning, and it turns out they were right. Demolition crews working at the former B.C. Cobb power plant brought the skywalk bridge between

March 3, 2019 – Lakeshore communities look to reshape their formerly industrial waterfronts

By | 2019-08-04T20:07:41+00:00 August 4th, 2019|News|

Two lakeshore communities are rethinking how former industrial sites will play a role in future development along their waterfronts. That’s true in both Holland and Muskegon, two cities in which decommissioned coal-fired power plants could help free up sites for new uses and redevelopment. As well, both communities follow a string of examples of municipalities