Developer nixes plans for major Portage housing project near lake

A plan to build hundreds of homes, townhomes and apartments near Austin Lake in Portage is headed back to the drawing board.

Developers withdrew a rezoning application for a proposed development that would have brought 612 housing units to 126 acres of land.

The developer, Dale Kraker, submitted a notice of withdrawal in writing to Mayor Patricia Randall just prior to the Portage City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 25.

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