Township approves new 57-home development

By: Thomas Franz | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published March 8, 2017


MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A new residential development is about to begin construction on the east side of Card Road, just north of 22 Mile Road.

Riviera Ridge Estates will be a development of 57 single-family homes featuring at least three styles with prices starting at $330,000.

“We have all brand-new floor plans,” said Sandro Palazzolo, a builder with Newmark Homes, the developer of Riviera Ridge. “We’re using a lot of the open layouts, a lot with dual islands in the kitchen and a lot of the modern ideas, like rear covered patios.”

Ranch-style homes in the neighborhood will start at 2,100 square feet and $330,000. Colonials will range between 2,300 and 3,300 square feet and start at $360,000. Split-level homes will be between 2,500 and 2,900 square feet and also start at $360,000.

All of the models feature at least three bedrooms and two and a half baths.

The development gained final-plan approval from Macomb Township’s Planning Commission and Board of Trustees throughout meetings in February, and Palazzolo said they hope to begin construction this spring so that the first homes built would be able to be lived in this fall.

Newmark Homes has three other developments in the township: Villagio Estates, near 26 Mile Road and Romeo Plank: Twin Rivers, off of Hall Road: and Hidden Meadows, near Card and 21 Mile roads.

“It’s a great tax base with a lot of young families moving in. Macomb has always been very good to us,” Palazzolo said.

Palazzolo said the site of Riviera Ridge was attractive to Newmark because of the lot sizes it will be able to offer homeowners and being located in the Chippewa Valley Schools district. Many of the lots will be about 170 feet deep.

“These lots here are more of a premium lot. They back up to the golf course (Hickory Hollow), and a lot of people now are looking for more space,” Palazzolo said. “The school district is a huge asset. Everybody wants to be in Chippewa schools, and when you’re working with young families, that’s pretty important.”

Palazzolo said home and lot purchases can be made anytime. Two home sites have already been purchased in the subdivision, and four others have been reserved.

A township planning official wasn’t available March 3 for comment.