Business & Development

Published October 17, 2017

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — A large, vacant, wooded parcel close to Interstate 94 and 14 Mile Road in Clinton Township is now looking for a buyer.

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Published October 17, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — A series of six ponds and waterfalls will serve as a focal point at Innovation Hills Park, thanks to a generous donation from a local family.

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Published October 13, 2017

WARREN — Officials gathered at a vacant lot on Van Dyke Oct. 12 to officially break ground on Warren’s new $5 million multi-use Civic Center, set to include a 9,400-square-foot library, a mini police station and ancillary city offices.

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Published October 11, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Fresh Choice Market Place will have a new neighbor as early as 2018, as a new Michigan secretary of state branch is under construction at 18809 Nine Mile Road.

Pattah Development, which also built the market 11 years ago, is building the structure that will house the branch.

Clark Pattah, manager of Fresh Choice, said he hopes the branch will bring more traffic to the market.

“We’re hoping to bring not only that, but bring more attractions to the city of Eastpointe — more traffic and more people to the city,” he said.

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Published October 10, 2017

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Now that Grosse Pointe City voters have approved a 23-year bond proposal not to exceed $12.96 million for new public safety and public works facilities, as well as a safer municipal court, leaders are proceeding with plans to get those new projects underway.

But perhaps given that the millage — approved Aug. 8 — passed by less than 100 votes, those plans aren’t without at least some concerns.

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Published October 10, 2017

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — As rain fell gently on Grosse Pointe Equestrian’s grounds Oct. 6, Federation Equestre Internationale dressage trainer Jesse Collins was inside the arena training atop a Lusitano horse.

Collins, who also competes in the sport, has been tapped to teach dressage instruction at Grosse Pointe Equestrian, formerly known as the Grosse Pointe Hunt Club.

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Published October 10, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores residents are finally going to be getting new tennis courts at Osius Park.

After much debate about what projects should be tackled at the residents-only park, city leaders decided to move forward on the new courts as a stand-alone project, with plans still up in the air as to a possible new park entrance with a guarded gatehouse, similar to what Grosse Pointe Park, Farms and Woods have for their residents-only waterfront parks.

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Published October 10, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Work will begin on the remaining boat wells at Blossom Heath Park this month, after delays earlier in the summer.

“The contractor had to pull off because we had some issues with Miller Marina and some setback issues that (the engineering firm) didn’t catch,” City Manager Mike Smith said. 

Because of the delay, the contractor, Marine One, then moved on to another job and couldn’t come immediately back to St. Clair Shores to finish the work.

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Published October 10, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On Sept. 25, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to approve a site plan for Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, which is building its first Michigan location at The Mall at Partridge Creek.

The 53.8-acre land parcel, which will stand south of Hall Road and east of Partridge Creek Boulevard, was also unanimously approved by the Clinton Township Planning Commission.

Jennifer Kauffman, director of construction, and Lauren Williams, design manager, spoke on behalf of the company.

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Published October 10, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — A proposed preschool on the southeast corner of Tienken and Adams roads has some residents concerned about increased traffic.

“Area residents can tell you that traffic backs up in every direction at this light, and not just at rush hour,” city resident Beth Tilove said in an email. “Adjacent subdivisions have complained repeatedly about cut-through traffic as drivers seek to avoid the intersection.”

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Published October 9, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Sept. 27, the Macomb County Executive’s Office announced that the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) board had approved a $4.5 million performance-based grant to ease Amazon’s move into the southeast corner of 23 Mile and Mound roads.

The Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development worked with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) to secure state support of the project.

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Published October 9, 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The sale of Shelby Manor has a firm new sell-by date: Dec. 15, 2017.

Township Attorney Rob Huth has been working with the purchaser to find a favorable compromise for both parties. Two new developments recently approved by the Board of Trustees include lowering the purchase price to $14 million and extending the due diligence period another 30 days.

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Published October 4, 2017

BERKLEY — Plans for a mixed residential project at the site of the former Our Lady of La Salette School have been scrapped, with the developer planning to bring forth a revised plan later this month.

The developer, Berkley-Coolidge LLC, recently hit a wall with its plans for the school site, 2219 Coolidge Highway, when its planned unit development, or PUD, received a 4-4 vote on a motion for recommendation from the Planning Commission.

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Published October 3, 2017

ROCHESTER — Downtown Rochester hopes to spread a little more cheer this winter with some new holiday events to complement the city’s popular Big, Bright Light Show.

Rochester Downtown Development Authority Director Kristi Trevarrow said downtown Rochester has become one of metro Detroit’s Christmas destinations over the years.

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Published September 29, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods officials gathered together Sept. 15 to officially open the Neighborhood Economic Development Center on Kelly Road.

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Published September 29, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Township Planning Commission approved plans for Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital to build a private access drive Sept. 26.

The driveway, which is set to be built at 35734 14 Mile Road, will act as a hospital-traffic-only access point for ambulances, emergency vehicles and staff traffic.

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Published September 27, 2017

SOUTHFIELD — City officials have their sights set on redevelopment, and one of the poster children of their recent efforts has officially opened to the public: Best Western Premier Detroit Southfield Hotel.

During the annual State of the City address at the hotel in March, Southfield Mayor Ken Siver reminded the audience that the room they were sitting in at the hotel, 26555 Telegraph Road, could have easily been imploded if it wasn’t for the city’s redevelopment efforts.

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Published September 26, 2017

FRASER — When it comes to raising money, every penny counts. Nobody knows that more than those who have volunteered countless hours toward Fraser’s McKinley Barrier-Free Park.

On Sept. 21, it was more than just nickels and dimes going toward the park initiative. Numerous pieces of artwork created by resident Ryan Buckman, 28, were part of a silent auction at Fraser Flowers & Gifts.

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