The Joint Development Council (JDC) met 11/29/17 @ 2 pm @ Township Hall. On the agenda was a site plan review for the Hampton Inn and Suites located in the City of Pontiac portion of the Villages at Bloomfield. The project was approved. It will be a 4 story building with 101 rooms. Some of the special amenities include 30 % of the rooms as suites, a hot breakfast included, swimming pool, exercise room, business room and a conference area for up to 75 people. The building location is in the NE section of the Villages at Bloomfield adjacent to the wetland area. Perhaps there will be many suites with a great view. Parking for 104 spaces, all conveniently surrounding the hotel. No need to use the large parking structure that is remaining nearby.
JDC chairman, Dennis Cowen, recused himself from the discussion and the vote for a conflict of interest reason. Supervisor Savoie of Bloomfield Township assumed the temporary role of chairperson. Mayor Waterman of the City of Pontiac asked the owners and representatives for the Hampton Inn and Suites many questions and basically welcomed them to Pontiac. Public Comment was permitted.
Mr. Chris Abbo, VP of Construction and Operations for Namou Hotel Group met with me after the meeting. He was very gracious and excited to get the project started. The Hotel Group shared some large scale "boards"/ designs and plans of the project to a group of people after the meeting. This will be an upscale project to make both the City of Pontiac and Bloomfield Township proud.
REDICO was asked to give an update on the project in general. Demolition is nearing completion. Infrastructure underground is proceeding. Most of the current work is concentrated in the areas where Mendards and the Hampton Inn will be locating to allow a timely construction start. Menards has been slow to present site plans however, REDICO expects the previous statements for a spring start. Hampton Inn and Suites may be a summer start. Edward Rose, the company doing the apartments may be submitting plans soon to the JDC. REDICO also mentioned that they may be presenting plans for other projects that they are developing.
Here is the BOARD PACKET that adds more information to the project. It is 30 pages long.
bloomfieldtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com Choose: Joint Development Council/ Packet/ 2017/ Nov. 29