Site plan approved for housing development, senior living in Macomb Township

By: Alex Szwarc | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published January 13, 2022

 A site plan was approved last month for Hampton Manor of Macomb. The area is on the northside of 24 Mile Road, west of Romeo Plank Road. The senior living development would include an assisted living building and memory care wing.

A site plan was approved last month for Hampton Manor of Macomb. The area is on the northside of 24 Mile Road, west of Romeo Plank Road. The senior living development would include an assisted living building and memory care wing.

File photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In its final meeting of 2021, the Macomb Township Planning Commission gave the OK for a housing development, senior living and more.

At the Dec. 20 meeting, a revised final plan was recommended for approval for Wellington Estates. Planning Director Josh Bocks said the plan was approved several months ago.

“Wellington West is the neighboring development that has also been approved,” he said. “Since the time it was approved, Wellington Estates has acquired the property that sits just south of that area.”

It is on the south side of 24 Mile Road, a quarter mile east of Romeo Plank Road. It is zoned residential one-family urban and calls for 146 lots. The applicant proposed adding three lots on the south side, bringing the total to 149 lots.

The commission also approved a planned unit development/general design for Freemont. It would be on the southeast corner of 21 Mile and Card roads.

Mario Izzi, of MJC Companies, said a purchase agreement has been made with a gas station and car wash. It is in the final stage of wrapping up a long-term lease agreement with Valvoline. There is a possibility that a childcare facility would be part of the development.

In other planning news, a site plan was approved for Hampton Manor of Macomb. The area is at the northwest corner of 24 Mile and Garfield roads, just west of Macomb Lutheran North. The senior living development would include an assisted living building and memory care wing.

Regarding residents’ concerns with drainage and the Howard Drain, Engineer Jim Van Tiflin said the Macomb County Public Works Office has stringent construction standards that must be followed.

“The township typically follows along with their standard because they are the ones who dictate how much water they’ll accept in that drain,” he said.

The drain travels from around 24 Mile and Romeo Plank roads to 25 Mile and Hayes roads.

Resident Matt Dery said he is completely against the development.

“This is a mess,” he said. “There are additional changes to the proposed site plan again, most notably the fire lane, which is just on the other side of the fence from our houses in the supposed green space.”

After stating there is a Hampton Manor of Shelby Township about five miles from the Macomb Township site, Dery asked the commission why there is the need to have an additional similar property.

Also at the meeting, Supervisor Frank Viviano made a presentation, thanking members Nunzio Provenzano and Jasper Sciuto for their service to the township. It was their last meeting, and they were presented with a Macomb Township award for service. Provenzano spent 15 years on the commission, and Sciuto served for 14 years.

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