Business & Development

Published May 20, 2019

CENTER LINE — The Center Line Planning Commission voted last week to approve a plan that would bring vehicle display lots, parts storage and a sales office to the east side of Van Dyke Avenue, directly across from the Rinke car dealership.

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Published May 17, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Members of the Harrison Township business community enjoyed a more intimate discussion on important issues with some of the region’s political leaders during the Economic Development Corp’s annual meeting on May 6.

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Published May 15, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — As part of ongoing efforts to restore a historical farm, broken concrete will be replaced at Cranberry Lake Farm’s former dairy barn for a display of farm implements. In addition, a picnic area is under development near a stone barbecue built in the 1930s.

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Published May 14, 2019

ROCHESTER — The Greater Rochester Skate Park Leadership Advisory Team, also known as SPLAT, hopes to bring a skate park to downtown Rochester.

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Published May 14, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Complaining that shallow backyards place their houses too close to the property lines and of the increased traffic a restaurant would bring, residents showed up to protest a proposed rezoning of the property at 22980 E. Nine Mile Road, which could have paved the way for a Leo’s Coney Island to locate in the city.

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Published May 14, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — There’s been a lot of hubbub over the past year about the proposed development at North Old Woodward Avenue and Bates Street, which would replace the existing parking deck, create retail and residential spaces, and highlight the natural spaces downtown, particularly access to the Rouge River.

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Published May 14, 2019

DETROIT — Northeast Detroit nonprofit LifeBUILDERS will be continuing housing repair and rehabilitation programs thanks to a Michigan State Housing and Development Authority Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — A groundbreaking ceremony April 25 signaled the start of construction for BJ’s Wholesale Club, which will occupy the site of the former Super Kmart at John R and 12 Mile roads in Madison Heights.

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Published May 8, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield City Council recently approved a plan that will turn the city’s numerous vacant schools into developable property.

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Published May 8, 2019

TROY — Although Altair officials couldn’t pinpoint when the work will happen, they unveiled concept plans to expand on a total of 20 acres at their headquarters, on the south side of Big Beaver Road, west of John R Road.

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Published May 8, 2019

TROY — Saying it was a deal they could refuse — for now — the Troy City Council voted unanimously to postpone consideration of a cement contract with DiLisio Contracting Inc., of Clinton Township, the low bidder.

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Published May 8, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Being a female entrepreneur isn’t much different than being a male entrepreneur. It takes hard work and sacrifice to build a business. But sometimes success is a little bit sweeter for a female business owner, because she’s probably had to overcome a few stereotypes to get to the top and pave the way for the ladies behind her.

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Published May 7, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Construction continues at the site of Macomb Township’s newest senior living community.

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Published May 7, 2019

DETROIT — The former State Fairgrounds in Detroit that sits on the border of Ferndale has seen some of its land sold off to a private developer, while the rest will go to the city of Detroit.

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Published May 7, 2019

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale is looking to one of its own to lead the way as city manager. Pending contract negotiations, Ferndale announced that Joe Gacioch will be the new city manager. He’s been acting as the interim city manager since the departure of April Lynch at the end of February.

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Published May 6, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce is arguably the biggest support resource for businesses in the Eagle’s coverage area. Sometimes, that means helping the people who could someday run those businesses get a leg up.

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Published May 6, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — Over the years, the city of Birmingham has revisited and tweaked certain portions of its master plan, like for the downtown, the Triangle District and the Eton Street corridor.

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Published May 1, 2019

TROY — Although the Troy Planning Commission — in a divided decision — said an urban residential use is too intense for just under 12 acres on John R Road, north of Big Beaver Road, the Troy City Council will make the final decision on a rezoning request in the coming weeks.

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Published May 1, 2019

TROY — After Troy City Council members shelved a controversial storage facility on a site two years ago in a split vote, they unanimously approved plans for a 27-unit condominium development for the spot — 1.8 acres on the south side of Long Lake Road, west of Livernois Road.

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Published April 30, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The site of a proposed senior housing community is now rezoned.

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