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City Council is discussing possible reconsideration of the construction of the fireplace on Monday, May 20th at 7PM.  Public comments will be taken. City Council will be considering setting a public hearing for a future date and time.

If you would like to review the current fireplace design click here to review the plan.


The fireplace subcommittee was tasked to work with the architects involved to consider alternative locations and concepts.  The committee was not tasked with and did not vote on whether or not to have a fireplace.  The committee looked at pictures of other fireplaces from other locations throughout the country. 

Both the architects and the subcommittee agreed that a lower profile "firebowl" type design would better protect the views.  The committee is recommending a low profile firebowl that would be around three feet tall.  The following drawing illustrates the low profile fireplace in comparison with the previous design.  Please note the actual design of the "firebowl" has not been determined. This is just a visual height reference. 

The subcommittee also looked at alternative locations for the fireplace including the northwest corner of East Park (adjacent to the "Christmas" tree.) and further east of the existing location on the lower tier. The committee evaluated each location based on several criteria they felt were important, including:

  • Visibility from Bridge Street.
  • No blockage of the view of the park and Round Lake.
  • Retention of vendor space.
  • Strong pedestrian connection from Bridge Street.
  • Direct connection to all season Park Events.

After taking public comments, considering many discussion points, and reviewing the different locations, a subcommittee member made the following motion:  "It has been through much discussion there has been consensus on having the fireplace be built in the existing location, however there are concerns about spacing for people for walkways on the sidewalk, for room for strollers, wheelchairs, and folks that are in motorized scooters, concerns that the fireplace is too close to the street, those are some concerns that I feel strongly about so that would be my motion.”  The motion passed 2 in favor and 1 against.  The following drawing depicts the proposed oval fire place location recommended by the committee.  If City Council chooses to pursue this location then the design phase will begin and final drawings would be made available for public comment when completed.



You may write letters addressed to the Charlevoix City Council and send them to the City Mangers Office at 210 State Street Charlevoix, Michigan 49720.

You may e-mail comments to  You can also download the Comment Form by clicking here.


Fireplace Subcommittee

Wednesday, January 2, 2013  Click here for the meeting minutes.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013  Click here for the meeting minutes.

Wednesday, February 28, 2013

Downtown Development Authority

Thursday, August 9, 2012

City Council

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012 (Discussed but not on agenda)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012 (Discussed but not on agenda)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012 7PM.

Monday, December 3, 2012 7PM  (Discussed but not on agenda)

Monday, December 17, 2012 7PM (Discussed but not on agenda)

Monday, March 4, 2013 

Planning Commission

Monday, September 10, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

December 10, 2012  Staff updated PC on progress.

February 11, 2013   Staff updated PC on progress.


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