The supporters said that five years of work had gone into the establishment of a historic district on Ludington Avenue. Last night the city commission turned the proposal down.
All seven councilors voted "No" on a roll call vote due to the majority of people who opposed the ordinance. The proposed district would have included all property between Staffon Street and Harrison on the avenue. Cartier Mansion owner Sue Ann Schnickter said that it would be a "welcome mat to Ludington" and "another positive step forward." Over 70 historic districts can be found throughout the state of Michigan.