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Ferndale Planning Commission Sees First Round of Baker College Options

February 21st 2019

Ferndale Planning Commission Sees First Round of Baker College Options (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 20, 2019) Ferndale, MI –Baker College presented initial design concepts for a potential new campus during the Ferndale Planning Commission’s Wednesday night meeting, with discussion lasting more than three and a half hours, and about 100 residents attending. Baker College and […]

Farmington Hills Workshop for Businesses Who Want to Work with City Feb. 25

February 16th 2019

Farmington Hills Workshop for Businesses Who Want to Work with City Feb. 25 (event page) The City of Farmington Hills and the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce will host a special workshop on Monday, February 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 31555 W. Eleven Mile […]

Beaumont Announces Plans for 13 & Woodward, Including Meijer and Hotel

February 14th 2019

Beaumont Announces Plans for 13 & Woodward, Including Meijer and Hotel (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2019) Royal Oak, MI- Beaumont Health has announced plans for their property at 13 Mile and Woodward Avenue, just east of their existing hospital.  According to their statement: “Woodward Corners by Beaumont, a 117,000-square-foot commercial development located at the […]

Kmart Comes Down in Madison Heights, BJ’s Wholesale Moving In

January 25th 2019

Kmart Comes Down in Madison Heights, BJ’s Wholesale Moving In (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 25, 2019) Madison Heights, MI- Demolition has started at the former Kmart store at 29101 John R, at the corner of 12 Mile Road in Madison Heights.   In its place will be a store that is similar to Sam’s Club and […]

Dino’s and M-Brew for Sale as Dean Bach Plans to Head Up North

December 3rd 2018

  Dino’s and M-Brew for Sale as Dean Bach Plans to Head Up North (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 3, 2018) Ferndale, MI- Nineteen years ago when Dean Bach was ready to open a restaurant, there was an investor willing to give him a chance. Now as he prepares to sell Dino’s Lounge and M-Brew, or […]

Auburn Hills Approves Fountain Circle, 258 Unit Apartments

November 21st 2018

  Auburn Hills Approves Fountain Circle, 258 Unit Apartments (Steve Cohen, City of Auburn Hills, Director of Community Development) Auburn Hills, MI- On Nov. 12 2018, the Auburn Hills City Council approved a transformative proposal from Bacall Development LLC. The Farmington Hills-based developer plans to build a $20 million multi-family residential development called Fountain Circle of […]

Cities Pitch Dream Development Spots in Oakland County Property Showcase

November 14th 2018

Cities Pitch Dream Development Spots in Oakland County Property Showcase (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 14, 2018) Waterford, MI- Cities in the Oakland County One Stop Ready program have streamlined development processes and learned more about how to market the spaces they have with businesses they’d like to see. The culmination of this effort is the […]

Monetizing Sacred Spaces for Purposes of Preservation

November 11th 2018

  Monetizing Sacred Spaces for Purposes of Preservation (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 11, 2018) Pontiac, MI- In a world where religious engagement is down and many churches face the challenges of aging buildings plus the lure of redevelopment dollars, there is one national organization holding on to hope that sacred spaces can remain active with […]

MML #4: Planning Makes Downtown Revival Happen

October 21st 2018

  MML #4: Planning Makes Downtown Revival Happen (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- Downtowns across Michigan vary.  Some are desolate ghost towns, bypassed by highways and snubbed for big box stores. While others are vibrant centers of community life. Thriving downtowns do not happen by accident, and while there can be […]

Oak Park Announces Kroger’s Interest in Former Kmart Location

October 15th 2018

  Oak Park Announces Kroger’s Interest in Former Kmart Location (City of Oak Park, Oct. 15, 2018) Oak Park, MI- Oak Park city officials are happy to announce they have made progress in their discussions with The Kroger Company, the country’s largest supermarket chain, regarding their interest in opening a new Kroger grocery store at the site of the old Kmart located at […]