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Culver’s, new office building coming

By: Linda Shepard | Rochester Post | Published September 7, 2016


ROCHESTER HILLS — The corner of Rochester and Auburn roads will see a new drive-in Culver’s restaurant soon, said city officials, and a new office building will be built on South Boulevard. 

The 4,062-square-foot Culver’s will be located near the existing Meijer store at the intersection’s southeast corner, next to The Stone Shop.

Owner Andrew Zielke said the new Culver’s will not be as large as most of the chain’s other restaurants.

“It is a little smaller to fit the site a little easier and to allow for additional parking,” he said.

The corner could see even more changes soon.

“The Stone Shop is currently for sale,” Rochester Hills Manager of Planning Sara Roediger said. “We expect some new development on that site.”

By a unanimous vote Aug. 29, the Rochester Hills City Council approved a conditional use permit to construct the drive-thru facility.

“Thank you for the investment,” City Councilman Kevin Brown said. “It is good to hear that is corner being developed.”

A new Henry Ford Pharmacy Advantage office building will be built on 3.2 acres on South Boulevard, between John R and Dequindre roads.

“This strip of land by M-59 and South Boulevard has long been zoned for office, and we have been waiting for the right type of office to come in and develop that area,” Roediger said. “It is exactly what the (city) ordinances and the master plan call for: a single-story office building.”

The 25,667-square-foot building will be located on land that includes 0.16 acre of wetlands. According to city officials, the property’s wetlands are considered to be of low quality, and construction impact would be minimal.

By a unanimous vote Aug. 29, the Rochester Hills City Council approved a wetland use permit for the property after a recommendation by the city’s wetland consultant, ASTI Environmental.