South Shore Village Neighborhood Area Plan


The City of Holland will be holding a second South Shore Village Neighborhood Planning Open House. This is intended to share with the community the draft vision, concepts, and implementation strategy for the South Shore Village Neighborhood. It will be an opportunity for the South Shore Village Neighborhood and the broader community to provide their feedback to the draft. 

  • Date: July 21 (Thursday)
  • Time: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
  • Venue: City Hall Council Chambers


Since the 2005 South Shore Village District Enhancement Study was undertaken, the neighborhood and the broader environs have seen steady, significant changes:

  • New developments and projects (e.g. Heinz Waterfront Walkway, South Shore on Macatawa, deBoer’s Bakkerij, Port 393, Ladder Plex Businesses)
  • Recent vacancies or redevelopment opportunities
  • Recent planning initiatives (e.g. Waterfront Holland, Unified Development Ordinance, Non-Motorized Plan)

In 2015, the City of Holland designated South Shore Village as a Business Improvement District (BID) and established an appointed Board to provide oversight in the district. The Board ceased meeting for a couple years due to the pandemic, but was formally re-established and reinvigorated in 2021 to support and help guide improvements in the district.

With this timely convergence of opportunities and initiatives, the City of Holland and SSV BID are conducting a neighborhood engagement and planning process to guide the future development of this unique place.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mark Vanderploeg or Steve Peterson from the Community & Neighborhood Services Department at

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