Hiawatha Lane housing complex could be coming, $2.5m for pipe clears RTM

Hiawatha Lane housing complex could be coming, $2.5m for pipe clears RTM.
A 1,600-foot long sewer extension from Davenport Avenue to Hiawatha Lane would also be required for the development to move forward.
The pump upgrade would cost Summit around $150,000, according to Edwards.
“So by doing this, it really does allow for, it’s a big development hurdle that if anyone wants to develop in the Saugatuck area or Hiawatha area will basically have the capacity.
“You can’t take a risk of failure and this condition here, we’re dealing with the potential risk of failure.
Plastic will last longer with the corrosive environment,” Edwards said.
Set to begin work in July, over an eight-week stretch, the replacement will require the entirety of the lot 5 commuter parking lot (next to the Black Duck Café) to be shut down for that time.
“Unfortunately, it will be Chief Foti’s (Koskinas) nightmare, but we’ve coordinated with him and there will be alternative parking.” , the attorney representing Summit Saugatuck, said that the town’s Department of Public Works has been saying since September 2015 that the force main pipe and pump station upgrade will happen this summer.
The Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) has advised Summit that its earlier application in 2016 for a sewer extension was premature and that it needed to wait until the work was completed.” In an August 2016 interview, Bloom said that the town denied Summit’s application for a sewer extension because the replacement and repair projects would take two to five years to complete.
“They (the town’s Water Pollution Control Authority) denied it because, at present, the pump station behind Black Duck Cafe needs repairs and there’s a force main pipe, which goes under the Saugatuck River to the sewer treatment plant, that has to be repaired,” Bloom said.

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