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Drayton Ave. Presbyterian Could Become 32 Unit Housing Development

May 14th 2018

Drayton Ave. Presbyterian Could Become 32 Unit Housing Development (Crystal A Proxmire, May 14, 2018) Ferndale, MI – The Ferndale Planning Commission will hear about potential plans to turn the former Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church at 2241 Drayton into multi-family housing. Designhaus Architecture would like to turn the site into 32 apartment units and add […]

Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories

May 12th 2018

Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 12, 2018) Pontiac, MI – The superheroes of downtowns throughout Oakland County gathered at the Strand Theater in Pontiac Thursday evening for the annual “Main Event,” recognizing accomplishments of communities in the Main Street Oakland County program. The program provides planning, resources and sharing […]

70 Homes and 27 Apartments Possible Near Ferndale High School

March 19th 2018

70 Homes and 27 Apartments Possible Near Ferndale High School Ferndale, MI – The Ferndale Planning Commission is expected to discuss a Planned Urban Development (PUD) on Pinecrest just south of Ferndale High School at their Wednesday evening meeting. At this point, the project calls for 70 single homes and 27 multifamily homes.  Plans are […]

MML#3 – Officials Learn the Basics of Planning and Zoning

March 18th 2018

MML#3 – Officials Learn the Basics of Planning and Zoning (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 16, 2018) Frankenmuth, MI- Planning and zoning are essential components of local governance that are often not well-known by residents and require some learning by newly elected officials. The Michigan Municipal League recently did a weekend training session for officials, and […]

Plans Underway for Lakeview Townhouses in Novi

March 15th 2018

Plans Underway for Lakeview Townhouses in Novi (Drew Saunders, March 15, 2018) Novi, MI -A Robertson Brothers Homes proposal to construct 57 townhomes along Old Novi Road was met with concerns from potential neighbors at a public information meeting at Novi Library, Monday evening. Plans have not yet been submitted to the planning commission. This […]

Auburn Hills Approves Mixed Use Development for Designhaus Headquarters

February 27th 2018

Auburn Hills Approves Mixed Use Development for Designhaus Headquarters (Designhaus, Feb. 27, 2018) Auburn Hills, MI – The City of Auburn Hills, MI formally approved the development of a 25,000 SF Mixed Use Building on the Southeast Corner of Auburn Road and South Squirrel Road on Monday Evening at City Hall. Local Architect and Managing […]

Building Ferndale’s Future: Council to Consider Zoning Changes

February 22nd 2018

Building Ferndale’s Future: Council to Consider Zoning Changes (Crystal A. Proxmire Feb. 21, 2018) Ferndale, MI – What will development in Ferndale look like moving forward? According to draft zoning changes approved on first reading by the Planning Commission Wednesday, Ferndale will be more walkable, more transit-friendly, and with taller buildings to accommodate more mixed […]

Holly Schoolhouse to Become Boutique Hotel & Banquet Center

December 6th 2017

Holly Schoolhouse to Become Boutique Hotel & Banquet Center (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2017) Holly, MI – Holly’s queen of re-purposing has another grand transformation in the works – the conversion of a 1913 schoolhouse into a boutique hotel and banquet center with a speak-easy. Cari Cucksey, host of HGTV’s Cash & Cari and […]

Farmington Considers Three Options for Courthouse Property

September 19th 2017

Farmington Considers Three Options for Courthouse Property (Farmington Voice, Sept. 19, 2017) Farmington, MI – A 3.8 acre property on 10 Mile Road west of Raphael could one day be the site of new homes, according to Farmington Voice.  Officials heard from three developers on Monday about options for the space – each one with […]

Sign Gets to Root of Ferndale’s Love of Trees

September 12th 2017

Sign Gets to Root of Ferndale’s Love of Trees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2017) Ferndale, MI – A piece of paper hung for about a week on a large oak tree in front of the empty Wilson School Building in Ferndale with signatures from people who do not want to see the tree cut […]