Saline City Council granted a six-month extension to the final site plan for Huntington Woods Phase III.
The plan for the planned unit development was set to expire July 9. Council voted 7-0 to extend the plan until Jan. 9, 2021.
Assistant City Manager Mike Greene recommended the extension.
In a letter to the city, Joe Skore, VP of Land Acquisition for Pulte Homes of Michigan, said Pulte has obtained all requisite permits and off-site easements required. The pre-construction meeting was held Jan. 29.
"However, in light of the scope and speed of the unprecedented circumstances we are now facing regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, Pulte is requesting an extension of the final site plan approval from July 9, 2020 to January 9, 2021," Skore wrote.
Councillor Kevin Camero-Sulak asked how long it would take for Pulte to start building once the state re-opens.
"When we decide to ramp up, it will take us no time at all. We move very quickly and I see no impediments," Skore told council.
Answering a question from Councillor Jack Ceo, Skore told council that spec building is a small fraction of their building. A large majority is associated with buyers signing a contract, Skore said.
He noted that Huntington Woods Phase II is 80-85 percent sold.
Phase III features 25 new homes. Phase II was for 41 units.