HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A group is taking legal action in an effort to prevent a proposed truck stop from being built.
The proposed Love’s Travel Stop would be located on Adams Street near I-196. The township approved it last month despite objections from residents who said they weren’t notified about the plan in time to organize opposition.
Now, many opponents are taking action.
An appeal filed April 22 in Ottawa County Circuit Court asks the court to overturn the Holland Township Planning Commission’s March 4 decision to approve the stop. More than 150 people are named as appellants.
Many opponents are concerned about safety. There have been deadly crashes at a the Tulip City Truck Stop on M-40, one exit away from the proposed stop.
The appeal could take six to eight months, according to a post on the website of One by One, the group behind the appeal.
One by One is collecting donations to pay its attorneys, who say the legal process could cost between $30,000 and $50,000. One by One’s website said Tuesday it had collected $8,500 as of Friday.
Before the appeal was filed, a Love’s representative told 24 Hour News 8 the truck stop would open by October 2015.