Traverse City News and Events

City Wrestles With Building Height Rules

By Beth Milligan | Aug. 18, 2022

Two changes to Traverse City’s zoning code that would offer flexibility on building height appeared on city agendas this week. One – a change granting extra building height for enclosed rooftop amenities like bathrooms, storage closets, and community spaces – was unanimously supported by planning commissioners and now heads to city commissioners for final approval. But another – a change that would allow an extra five feet of height on buildings facing underground contamination challenges – was tabled for further review after city commissioners raised concerns about the proposal.

After an initial discussion July 6 and a public hearing Tuesday, planning commissioners unanimously voted this week to recommend approval of ...

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City Approves Safe Harbor Weekend Day Center

Traverse City commissioners this week approved a request from Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse to operate a ...

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Former Employee Arrested After Construction Trailer, Tools Totaling $49K Stolen

A former employee of KDN Construction Group has been arrested and arraigned after allegedly stealing a trailer ...

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Numerous Downtown Improvement Projects, Events On Deck

From the repaving of East Front Street to two upcoming bridge projects to a new community tailgate ...

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Local Real Estate Sales Flat, While Prices Continue To Escalate

July home sales for the five-county area are down slightly from July 2021, though that decrease was ...

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Today Thursday, August 18, 2022

10:00 AM

35th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival

Aug. 18-21. Today includes the C.O.A. Senior Picnic Lunch, Elvis (Jake Slater), Paddle Antrim Community Paddle, & more. More Info >>

10:00 AM

End of Summer Sale

Aug. 18-21. Family fun on Sat., Aug. 20 with food & bounce house for kids. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Home Work

Enjoy a selection of artwork by 36 featured artists, brought from home. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Paintings by Barb Valentine

On display through Aug. 231-331-4318. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Peninsula Community Library Used Book Sale

Half off on Aug. 18; $5 bag on Aug. 19; Charity Give Away on Aug. 20. More Info >>

10:30 AM

Balance Bike Club Meetup

These gatherings help preschoolers & kindergarteners get cruising on two wheels. The meetups will start with stories from ... More Info >>

10:30 AM

Kid's Craft Lab: Log In

Create a log collage on cardboard. Decorate your art work with markers or paint. Sign up when you ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Emerging Artist Exhibit

Paul Olsen: "Of Winds and Waves and White Pines: An Artist's Love of Good Harbor Bay." The Opening ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Environmental Impact II

This exhibit, produced by curator David J. Wagner, seeks to heighten public attention & concern about environmental degradation ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Shipwrecks of the Manitou Passage Exhibit

This exhibit illustrates the stories of the ships, steamers & crews lost in the Manitou Passage, the waters that surround the ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

The Lure of Niagara

Highlights from The Charles Rand Penney Historical Niagara Falls Print Collection. More than nine hundred images reflect the ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Unrevealed- Invitational Mask Exhibit

Unrevealed is an invitational show featuring 15 artists. Many are based locally, regionally & all across the globe. ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Starry Night Exhibit

Art Exhibit at the Northport Arts Association featuring art of the night sky. Runs Weds. - Sun., noon-4pm. More Info >>

1:00 PM

Kid's Craft Lab: Log In

Create a log collage on cardboard. Decorate your art work with markers or paint. Sign up when you ... More Info >>

3:30 PM

Kid's Craft Lab: Log In

Create a log collage on cardboard. Decorate your art work with markers or paint. Sign up when you ... More Info >>

6:00 PM

Summer Dance Party

For all well-behaved teens & adults (ages 13+). All abilities welcome. Music provided by a live DJ. Register. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Concerts on the Lawn

Featuring the Bay Area Little Big Band. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Lawn Concert - Myron Elkins & the Dying Breed

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks & drinks. More Info >>

7:00 PM

Northport Follies

A fun filled talent & variety show. A fundraiser for the Northport Promise. More Info >>

7:00 PM

On The Wing

A photographic travel expedition led by wildife vet & pro photographer Dr. Palazzolo. Sponsored by North Sky Raptor ... More Info >>

GT County Commissioners To Talk Community ARPA Requests, School Resource Officers

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Recess Takes A Road Trip To Short's Pull Barn In Elk Rapids!

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Public Barrel Racing Event Set For Flintfields Saturday

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Food Sovereignty Program Sees Third Harvest For Grand Traverse Band

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City Commissioners To Vote On Bonding $8M In Water, Sewer Projects

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Full-Scale Renovation Coming To Turtle Creek Hotel

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85 Years Of Child & Family Services

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Five Takeaways From A Chaotic Summer At Local Restaurants

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Find An Employee, Find A Job

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TCAPS Eyes Selling Bertha Vos, Webster Administration Building

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TC Housing Commission & BATA Close On LaFranier Property, Prepare To Move Forward With Housing/Transit Center

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NMC's New DEI Leader Is All About 'Embracing The Tough Conversations'

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Live Music Haunts: Where To Hear Local And Touring Musicians Around The North

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Trail Expansion Planned At GT Commons Natural Area, Hickory Hills

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