Three protesters who stood in front of bulldozers at the controversial Harbor Shores project in Benton Harbor were arrested Monday on trespassing and other charges.
Nicole Moon, who lives in Benton Harbor, said she and two others were arrested by city police after they stood in front of construction equipment that was tearing out cottonwood trees at Jean Klock Park in connection with the Harbor Shores project. The project has been the subject of several lawsuits, including one that is still pending.
Harbor Shores is a 500-acre, $500-million project in Benton Harbor and neighboring St. Joseph to build luxury housing, a hotel, a water park and shops, with a golf course overlooking Lake Michigan.
The city agreed last year to lease 22 acres of Jean Klock Park to Harbor Shores for three holes of the golf course, in exchange for other land and $30,000 per year. The rest of the park will remain a public beach. more