NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) -- The residents of Crestview Estates were planning to move out by the end of March but now they don't have to. Norton Shores-based ALT Property Management now owns the park along with nearly 400 other residential and commercial units on the lakeshore.
The Crestview residents' problems with the park's former owners started in December when the Detroit area based company didn't pay a large water bill to the city of Norton Shores. In response, the city shut water off the park's water. Then following a 13 On Your Side story the city restored service temporarily.
Dave Medendorp of ALT Property Management's and other investors worked with the Muskegon County Land Bank to purchase the mobile home park. "(We" plan to make it a nice affordable place to live," Medendorp said.
ALT Property Management has already started making improvements; this week they partnered with DTE Energy to make the park's homes more efficient and soon there will be a coin operated laundry facility on site. "People have been wanting to give us hugs," Medendorp said.
He says vacant lots will be used for short-term and seasonal RV parking, garbage service will be reliable, and with ALT located two miles away, the park will not be neglected. "Someone from our office drives by the place every hour."