Housing for Boyne City

Michigan Community Capital (MCC) is excited to be exploring project opportunities in Boyne City. 

Thank you to the 75+ community members that participated in our Community Listening sessions!

MCC is currently revising designs to incorporate community feedback. 

Summary of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Additional questions can be emailed to info@housingforboyne.com.

Below is a recording of one of the sessions.
January 10, 2024 meeting

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Current Proposal 

Michigan Community Capital is currently proposing to redevelop two sites in Downtown Boyne.  Lofts on Lake would be located at 110 North Lake Street. It would create 60-65 apartments and approximately 6,000-10,000 square feet of commercial.

Ray and Park would redevelop 211 South Park Street and 214 Ray Street into approximately 40 apartments, 4 live-work units and a new community room for the Boyne District Library. 

We hope to attract an impactful commercial tenant such as a high-quality childcare provider, a healthy food tenant, small business or another commercial tenant that positively serves year-round Boyne Residents. 

Michigan Community Capital is a Non-Profit, Mission-Driven Developer. We focus on creating housing for working residents of the community. We own properties long-term and manage our properties with professional, onsite staff. 

The new apartments will be year-round, 12 month minimum rentals. Short-term rentals or subleases would not be allowed in these properties. The apartments will be made up of studios, 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms, and 3  bedroom apartments.

MCC will seek approvals from the Boyne City Planning Commission and the Boyne City Commission in February and March of 2024. 

If supported, the project will then seek funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

Project History 

MCC acquired 110 and 120 North Lake street and 114 State Street in 2019 and received approvals from the Boyne Mainstreet Design Committee, Planning Commission and City Commission for a three story, 46,000 square foot building that would house 40 apartments and 9,380 square feet of commercial. 

MCC applied for necessary funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) in February 2020. COVID shortly delayed normal business operations across the state and the project was stalled. 

In May 2020, the project received grant funding from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) to redevelop contamination and blight on the property. 

In April 2022, The city of Boyne City in partnership with the Boyne District Library released a Request for proposals (RFP) to seek ideas from Developers to redevelop 211 South Park Street and 214 Ray Street. The RFP can be found here. MCC responded to the RFP, proposing 23 apartments, 4 live-work units and a community room for the library. MCC’s Response to the RFP can be found here. No action was taken by the city in response to this proposal. 

In May 2022, MCC received site plan approval for an amended site plan for Lofts on Lake which added apartments to the first floor of the property. This site plan can be found here. In addition, the project applied for funding from the MEDC again. The project was not selected for funding. 

In late 2023, MCC began exploring the viability of an expanded project scope, which would look at the Lake and State site and the Ray and Park site as one project and add additional apartments and impact commercial tenants. If supported by the community, the project will apply for funding from the MEDC and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) in Spring of 2024.

Public Presentations 

Presentation to Boyne City 01/10/24

Presentation to Boyne City Council 12/12/23

Presentation to Planning Commission 12/18/23

For more information please contact info@housingforboyne.com.

More Resources

Housing North 2023 Charlevoix County Needs Assessment 

Boyne City 2018 Parking Study 

Michigan State Housing Development Missing Middle Program 

Michigan State Housing Development Authority Income and Rent Limits (Charlevoix Page 15)