Prop 3 passes in Traverse City

Nov 9, 2016

Voters in Traverse City have passed Proposal 3, which will require a public vote for any building over 60 feet in the city.

Prop 3 passed with 53 percent of the vote. It will amend Traverse City’s charter, taking away the city commission’s ability to approve a building taller than 60 feet without a vote of the people.

The debate over Prop Three has been contentious. Both sides have said the proposal is likely to be decided in a courtroom.

Prop 3 follows debate over a nine-story mixed-use development planned downtown. The city commission approved a permit for the development, but the permit was later thrown out by a judge.