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      Lakeshore Boulevard plans move forward

      Plans for Marquette's Lakeshore Boulevard are moving forward after Tuesday's public forum.

      The more than $8 million project is based off of the Master Plan the community approved in 2004.

      Phase one is completed and involved a coastal engineering firm testing the waters and natural landscape of the area. The firm then produced five options for phase two.

      Tuesday, the public saw those plans and thought a combination of two of the five was best. They felt views of the shoreline were more important than the beaches. This includes moving Lakeshore Boulevard inland, creating parking lots and look-out points for visitors to the waterfront.

      "I have a pretty good sense of what we heard this evening is that they were relatively happy with what we have presented to them, and I'm very optimistic in moving this plan forward," said Dennis Stachewicz, Director of Planning and Community Development.

      To view the design plan, all of the options, and survey results, click here.