Business & Development

Published April 8, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The creative work of Sterling Heights’ Recreating Recreation initiative has several more months ahead, though officials aim to wrap up substantial work by the end of 2019.

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Published April 5, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — This past winter, the playscape at Edison Park in Madison Heights was removed due to its dilapidated condition and the liability this posed for the city. But the City Council is hoping that the state will award Madison Heights a grant to help fund a replacement for the playscape — one that will be built with accessibility in mind.

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Published April 4, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A housing market study finalized in March reveals that the township of West Bloomfield has become oversaturated with senior living facilities.

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Published April 3, 2019

TROY — To mark the milestone, SMZ will host a benefit for the Children’s Center of Detroit, create a company time capsule and celebrate with a summertime party.

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Published April 2, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — After two years of planning, proposals and negotiating between city officials and M2B2 LLC, a WoodSpring Suites hotel plans to make its way to Farmington Hills by the end of summer 2020.

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Published April 2, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On March 27, the parking lot east of the Royal Oak Farmers Market and north of the 44th District Court closed for the construction of the city’s new Police Department.

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Published April 1, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city of Sterling Heights is looking at a deal at Lakeside Mall — one that could influence the types of buildings that developers could someday put on its immediate premises.

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Published April 1, 2019

WARREN — What if you could get great fish and chips in the oldest club for British Commonwealth expatriates in North America without going to Boston, New York or even Canada? 

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Published March 29, 2019

CENTER LINE — When Joseph Nowicki bought his home on Busch Street, he knew he was getting a house that borders the parking lot of a law office on a busy roadway, across the street from a sprawling car dealership. That was seven years ago.

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Published March 29, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — While remodeling work continues at the Tucker Senior Center in the kitchen area, township officials have taken it upon themselves to solicit bids to have two aging doors at the center replaced. This latest project comes after township officials and members of the Board of Trustees were informed by some concerned residents in early March that the work to improve the kitchen area left much to be desired.

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Published March 26, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Around a dozen Macomb Township residents voiced their opinion on whether or not a senior housing community should be developed in the southern part of the township.

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Published March 26, 2019

FERNDALE — The discussion of a downtown Baker College campus in Ferndale continued with a community meeting where people could ask questions of city staff and college officials.

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Published March 22, 2019

WARREN — You know what they say about all good things. The Good n’ Plenty Resale Shop, located on Van Dyke Avenue south of Nine Mile Road in Warren, will most likely come to an end by the end of March. Owner Melodee Wieske is retiring, and the exact future use of the property remains uncertain.

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Published March 22, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The work done to improve the kitchen area at the Tucker Senior Center in Harrison Township has gotten mixed reviews. Some have made complaints about issues such as a busted garbage disposal, freezing water pipes, unfinished walls and countertops, mismatched tiles, and rust and burn marks on a new stainless steel restroom grab bar.

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Published March 22, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — The Mount Clemens Foundation and the Anton Art Center recently received an $18,500 grant award from the DTE Foundation to invite Artspace to the city to conduct a feasibility study for potential future art and life expansion.

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Published March 20, 2019

TROY — The Troy Planning Commission praised the design of the proposed buildings but postponed a request to rezone just under 12 acres on John R Road, north of Big Beaver Road, adjacent to Kroger, from multifamily residential to a more intense urban residential use.

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Published March 20, 2019

TROY — A new Napa Valley-style tasting room and 242-seat restaurant will make its place on Big Beaver Road.

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Published March 20, 2019

TROY — The third time was a charm for a Holiday Inn proposed for the parking lot of Tower Drive, near Crooks Road, north of Long Lake Road.

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Published March 20, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Several residents voiced their opinion on whether or not Macomb Township should move forward to purchase land for a nature preserve park in the township’s northeast corner.

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Published March 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After a year and a half of marketing hasn’t produced any buyers, officials with the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority are switching to a new real estate broker for their long-vacant incinerator property in Clinton Township.

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