Sunday, July 15, 2018

BHSD Doyle Center Property to Developer: Lot Split/Site Plan

Hi All,
The Bloomfield Township Planning Commission meeting is MONDAY,  July 16, 2018.

This Board also handles any " Wetlands " issues.   Therefore, both meetings will be this Monday starting at 7 pm.  

The main issue is a proposed new RESIDENTIAL development on BHSD
(Bloomfield Hills School District) property to be "traded" to a developer in exchange for a smaller parcel owned by the developer adjacent to the school's nature center property.

Details of that entire "trade" situation can be found in a previous blog:
 FYI:   There is also a very long "comment"  from a reader that is interesting to read.

On the agenda:    PUBLIC HEARING....   YOU MAY SPEAK AT THIS MEETING   even though the posted agenda does not say Public Hearing.   I've had this argument with the township for years.   Public Hearings should be so noted AND posted under the "Legal" section of the township website.  In fact,  this agenda posting even leaves OUT the fact that a LOT SPLIT is ALSO under consideration.

FROM   a  July 12, 2018 internal memo from Patti Voelker, Planning Director to Supervisor Leo Savoie:

The  Planning Commission PACKET  includes pages of details relating to this proposed project.
There is a CJ (Consent Judgment) associated with this property that Township Attorney, William Hampton negotiated and the Township Board approved.

HOWEVER,  I believe that the BHSD should never had interfered with an active lawsuit between the Township and the developer, NVTN Acquisition, LLC.    Because BHSD did interfere,  the township was forced to certain conditions to the new development...according to the CJ or continue with the lawsuit.  I think the Township should have finished the lawsuit.

From the July 16, 2018 PC PACKET

For instance,  the CJ  allows the developer to build using the :

BUT THE CJ  allows the developer to use LESS than 50% open space of  HIS property  and in order to fulfill the 50% ordinance rule,  the Developer is  USING SCHOOL LAND  that the developers don't own!   Therefore, more homes may be put on the property than the ordinance allows.

More about Open Space Preservation vs R-1 Single Family 


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