Pair of senior communities proposed in Clinton Township

By: Alex Szwarc | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published November 12, 2021

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Two development proposals are before Clinton Township officials for senior living.

At the Oct. 28 Clinton Township Planning Commission meeting, a roughly 27-acre area of land on the south side of 19 Mile Road, west of Garfield Road, was discussed. The Planning Commission recommended approval for a couple rezoning requests and site developments plans. The area is across the street from Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.

The first rezoning was for the 11-acre parcel, from an office/service low rise to special purpose, StoryPoint Senior Living. This is the northwest corner of the overall property.

Planning Director Bruce Thompson said the entire site is the former Macomb-Oakland Regional Center property.

“The proposal is to develop a three-story, 177-unit senior living facility,” he said.

It will be accessed by one driveway from 19 Mile Road. The facility will consist of 30 assisted living units, 30 enhanced living units, 96 independent living units and 21 memory care units.

“It provides for a continuum of senior care for our aging population,” Thompson said. “We consider it to be a sustainable development — something that will serve the community for a long time to come.”

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau released this summer indicate that, in 2019, it was estimated that nearly 18% of the township’s population was over the age of 65.

The commission recommended approval of a site development plan for StoryPoint of Clinton Township.

The remainder of the lot, roughly 16.5 acres on the south and east portion, is planned for Maple Ridge Condominiums. Each ranch-style unit, ranging from 1,700 to 2,100 square feet, will have an attached garage with two parking spaces.

“It’s consistent with surrounding residential developments and surrounding zoning,” Thompson said.

Joe Skore, of Pulte Homes of Michigan, said buyers will have an option to add a loft. He noted that base pricing for the condominiums will begin in the low $300,000s.

It will be rezoned from an office/service low rise to multiple-family residential. The site development plan was recommended for the Board of Trustees to approve the condominiums.

Thompson said the proposed builder, Pulte Homes, is currently building a development east of Moravian, just north of George George Park, that is quite similar to what the condominiums will look like.

A representative from StoryPoint said the plan is to begin construction in June, followed by a 21-month construction period.

Skore said the property is expected to be developed next spring or summer.