Some residents nervous about a proposed RV resort that could put 500 units on 110 acres in Garden City

A proposed RV park that could put 500 dwelling units on 110 acres in Garden City has some residents nervous it could alter the direction of development in the Bear Lake town.

The project, called “Bear Lake RV Resort” in its application, would be situated between Hodges Canyon Road and the Pickleville Playhouse, taking up many of the fields west of existing houses on State Route 30.

“In one spot with that type of density, it’s the largest [development] we’ve ever seen in Garden City, by far,” said John Spuhler, who served as the town’s mayor from 2010 to 2018.

The RV resort is being proposed by Sun Communities, Inc., a real estate trust headquartered in the Detroit area.

The Town Planning & Zoning Commission will take comment on the plan at a public hearing beginning at 5 p.m. May 5 at 69 N. Paradise Parkway.

For more on the Bear Lake RV Resort, read this story at hjnews.com.

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