Garbage is dumped on this property off of Stutz Road, in the area of Maple Road and Coolidge Highway. Up to $2.6 million is available to reimburse the developer for eligible costs under a brownfield plan to clean up the site, which is slated for a $20 million apartment complex.

Garbage is dumped on this property off of Stutz Road, in the area of Maple Road and Coolidge Highway. Up to $2.6 million is available to reimburse the developer for eligible costs under a brownfield plan to clean up the site, which is slated for a $20 million apartment complex.

Photo by Deb Jacques


Troy City Council gives apartments green light on blighted site

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published December 4, 2018

 A developer plans to clean up this former trash dump site and construct a 114- to 116-unit apartment complex.

A developer plans to clean up this former trash dump site and construct a 114- to 116-unit apartment complex.

Photo by Deb Jacques

TROY — A $20 million Harrison Poolside apartment development, similar to a complex in Royal Oak, will move forward on the site of a former trash dump after the Troy City Council unanimously approved a brownfield redevelopment plan.

The council approved the plan for the 3.67-acre site, located off of Stutz Drive, north of Maple Road, near Coolidge Highway, at its Nov. 12 meeting.

Under the plan, up to $2.6 million would be available to reimburse the developer for eligible costs to clean up the site.

Glenn Lapin, Troy’s economic development specialist, told the council Nov. 12 that the proposed 114- to 116-unit apartment complex will encompass two three-story buildings.

The estimated tax value of the completed project is $6 million. The reimbursement will come from tax increment financing. The base tax value for the property in 2018 is $300,000.

The soil on the site contains a number of contaminants, including arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, selenium, silver and zinc, according to an environmental analysis.

The council unanimously approved a similar brownfield redevelopment plan for a $55 million apartment development, Midtown Apartments, on the site of an existing FedEx distribution center east of Livernois Road and south of Maple Road May 21.

Robert Wolfson, the developer for Harrison Poolside, said this is his first development in Troy; five of his 11 projects are in Royal Oak.

“I think the projects are unique and different,” Wolfson told the council.

“This is an opportunity to turn an old dump into a new home,” said Councilman David Hamilton.

“This is a unique area to bring development to,” said Mayor Dane Slater.

Work is slated to start in the spring of 2019 and be completed in the fall of 2020.