Business & Development

Published January 16, 2019

CLAWSON — Clawson’s new planning team from the Birmingham office of Detroit-based Giffels Webster had its first day with the city Jan. 10.

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Published January 16, 2019

DEARBORN HEIGHTS — On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Jan. 11, the nonprofit Vista Maria announced a plan to build a new, state-of-the-art residential treatment center for female child survivors of human trafficking.

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Published January 16, 2019

TROY — Restaurant Row, on Big Beaver Road, should continue to expand after the Troy Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve a conditional rezoning for just over 2 acres on Big Beaver Road, east of Livernois Road.

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Published January 16, 2019

TROY — The corner of Wilshire Drive and Big Beaver Road, the site of the former Kruse & Muer restaurant, will be redeveloped as financial services provider Charles Schwab moves in.

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Published January 16, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Construction is approaching the halfway point at Macomb Lutheran North.

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Published January 15, 2019

BERKLEY — The Berkley Parks and Recreation Department has been hoping to improve Oxford/Merchants Park for several years, and a new grant is set to help make that happen.

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Published January 14, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — When it comes to how Michigan and our nation’s economy will fare in 2019, there’s plenty of data to suggest that we’ll continue to have growth above trend. But if we’ve learned anything from the past few years, it would be to expect the unexpected.

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Published January 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Lots of utility construction is headed down the line this year as Consumers Energy plans to build new pipeline infrastructure in Sterling Heights’ ITC corridor. Lynn Wilson, a Consumers Energy stakeholder engagement manager, briefly explained the scope of the utility company’s South Oakland Macomb Network project during a presentation at a Jan. 2 Sterling Heights City Council meeting.

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Published January 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights will soon have a bit more height to it, at least along its northern border, according to city officials. At a Jan. 2 meeting, the Sterling Heights City Council voted 6-0 to approve a second amended and restated conditional rezoning agreement. This will open the path for developer Frank Karam to build a four-story independent senior living apartment complex just south of Lakeside Mall.

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Published January 9, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield City Council recently approved a local development company’s plan for a new condominium complex geared toward the city’s aging population.

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Published January 9, 2019

TROY — Troy’s trails and pathways plan will take a different turn after residents along the proposed route told city staff they don’t want the path to go through their neighborhood.

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Published January 9, 2019

TROY — The Troy Planning Commission paused plans for a retail development and drive-thru window on 11 parking-lot-heavy acres on Tower Drive, at Crooks Road, so the developer could address foot traffic concerns in the proposed development.

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Published January 8, 2019

ROCHESTER — Ascension Crittenton Hospital, Cornerstone Medical Group and Torch Development are hoping to build a medical office building with a residential memory care unit at 1000 W. University Drive in Rochester.

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Published January 8, 2019

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council recently approved a bid proposal for a developer to design and build a skate park.

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Published January 7, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — There were plenty of silver linings to be found when downtown Birmingham was closed for reconstruction over the summer at Maple Road and Old Woodward Avenue. But among the retail and dining promotions, art exhibitions and kids activities, one perk was a standout: that free valet parking.

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Published January 7, 2019

WARREN — A stalled effort to inject new economic life into Warren’s Civic Center appeared closer to becoming a reality at last as 2018 drew to a close. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts announced the selection of Flaherty & Collins Properties as the “master developer” for a $170 million development project on land where the old Warren City Hall once stood, along Van Dyke Avenue, north of 12 Mile Road.

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Published January 2, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Dec. 21, the city of Royal Oak installed parking meter signage on five parking spots along Main Street, between 11 Mile Road and Fourth Street, denoting them as 30-minute “quick” spaces as part of a pilot parking program.

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Published December 27, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Before the Dec. 10 Royal Oak City Commission meeting, developer Ron Boji, of the Lansing-based Boji Group, presented the Royal Oak Public Library with a check for $10,000.

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Published December 21, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — At the State of the County address earlier this month, Tooling Technology Group, or TTG, was mentioned as one of several companies that invested in Macomb County in 2018.

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Published December 21, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The aging main building of a local sailing club is about to get a makeover. Crescent Sail Yacht Club, at 276 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Farms, received unanimous approval Dec. 10 from the Farms City Council for renovations on the clubhouse.

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