The Homestead Resort, located in Glen Arbor along the shores of Lake Michigan, has announced a major renovation to their Beach Club. From new masonry and dock work to an entirely new seawall, here’s a sneak peek at plans along with a rundown of the big changes guests and residents can expect to the resort with views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, published in The Homestead’s Blog.

You wouldn’t know it by all the warm weather Mother Nature has been dishing out so far this December, but the past few winters have not been kind to one of The Homestead’s major scenic attractions.

“The seawall down at the Beach Club has really been taking a beating from ice, river waves and strong lake currents the past few years,” says The Homestead’s Vice President of Recreation, Jamie Kuras. “To keep this place beautiful and attractive to our guests, we began brainstorming ideas with Jerry Pearson, professional landscape architect from Peridian International, who flew in from California last October and helped us draw up a great plan.”

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Topping the list of major improvements will be the construction of a new seawall likely to begin in the early spring, according to Kuras. This will be the most labor-intensive step in the remodel, one that will require the use of heavy machinery. But the goal is to have the new wall wrapped up well before summer.

“We will not be dredging the river,” says Kuras. “So redoing the sea wall shouldn’t take long after we get permits approved from the Army Corp of Engineers and the Department of Environmental Quality. After that, the heavy machinery will go and our efforts will be focused on remodeling the masonry, painting and boardwalk around the Beach Club. Guests can expect to see some major improvements around the outdoor bar area, the entryway to restaurant and the access down to boardwalk and beach area.”

Guests and residents are going to be really surprised and excited to see the end product, says Kuras. To stay up to date on Beach Club construction status and to see photographic updates showing how the project is coming along, please check out The Homestead’s Facebook page and click the “like” button.

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