Do we need another ROUND-A-BOUT ?

By
Real Estate Agent with The Michigan Group - Livingston

Location of Proposed "new" Highland RoadHartland Township Board has granted its preliminary approval for a large shopping mall at the Northeast corner of M-59 and Hartalnd Road (also known as the old Oasis truck stop) at the Tuesday night meeting. The Hartland Towne Square project has been amended to include almost seven additional acres and now totals 85acres in size. Hartland Road is scheduled to be re-located at the Western edge of the "Big Boy " Restaurant through the shopping center and includes a roundabout :( in the new plans. A newly proposedRovey Drive (that paralles Highland Road to the South of "Big Boy") earlier drew criticism from residents in the nearby Farm Ridge Conds. subdivision due to concerned with traffic. The 91,351 square foot project will include retail shops, restaurants, a hotel, and a Meijer store. The developer, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, still needs final approval from the Planning Commission and the township board, however; the preliminary approval is generally seen as the last big hurdle to getting a green light for a project in the township. The Developer  Ramco-Gershenson was pleased with the preliminary rezoning to PD from GC  because there is a substantial benefit to the ultimate user of the project and the community will result in a higher quality of development that could be achieved under the conventional GC Zoning.  So, my question is: What do you think about the construction of another ROUND-A-BOUT on Highland Road ? Thanking you in advance for your reply. 

For more information on this commercial development call me at (810) 844-2212  www.BillFear.com                                             

Comments (5)

Lu Kalaj
Vision Realty Centers - Brighton Township, MI
This should be interesting.  I hope that this will bring value of properties up in the hartland area.  Thanks for the meeting results.  It keeps us up with the news.  I hope you are having great month of January.  Lu
Jan 23, 2008 10:38 PM
Micheal St. Peter
The Bayshore Group - Traverse City, MI
I think round-a-bouts are the worst road designs ever. Ask some folks about the one in Sterling Heights connecting the Vandyke Free way going up to the Thumb. (Nightmare) My folks live in Mass and they are everywhere. They make for a traffic horror story. Just my opinion. Good Luck.
Jan 24, 2008 02:25 AM
Anonymous
john
the roundaboutsa are great and Rovey Drive is an  FABULOUS idea!!!!!!   John
Jan 26, 2008 12:27 PM
#3
Anonymous
Kimberly
I live in Fawn ridge and I cannot wait to walk to the mall!!!  Rovey drive is a  great thought!!  I like it
Jan 26, 2008 12:28 PM
#4
Gary Smith
Agent Marketing Today - Commerce Township, MI
Bill, While round-abouts will continue to increase in the area because of increased safety, I think it's poor planning on the part of Hartland Twp. Didn't this area just go through reconstruction?  It would have been much cheaper to include the round-a-bout construction.  What do taxpayers have to say?
Feb 03, 2008 04:13 AM