Concerned citizens of Brighton Township and the Woodland Lake area are gravely concerned about developer Dan Boss' petition before the Brighton Township Planning Commission to dramatically increase the residential building density of his newly acquired 42 acres that abuts Woodland Lake. Mr. Boss' attorney Abby Cooper, (of Cooper & Reisterer) distinguished herself with her eloquent presentation to the Planning Commission, during which she referred to the current R2 zoning as "arbitrary and capricious." Her comment may be due to the previous R2 zoning (1980) allowing for 2 home sites per acre, while the current R2 regulations require 1 home site per acre. Mr. Boss is requesting R3 zoning that allows 3 home sites per acre. Ms. Cooper contention is R3 zoning is consistent with the existing land use of 2 sites per acre. What Ms. Cooper fails to recognize is even under the previous R2 zoning regulations, 3 home sites per acre is a 50% increase over the previous density regulations. Perhaps Attorney Cooper needs a 3rd grade remedial math class.
The Boss camp would not comment on the concerned resident who reported that Dan Boss' threatened to "clear cut the trees" on his Western boundary if the neighboring residence opposed his high density rezoning request.