Saline Township Planners Approve Rezoning for 12-Home Development Off Macon Road

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 02/05/2020 - 00:46

The Saline Township planners approved a rezoning request at its February meeting Tuesday evening. The request was from Township resident Nick Armstrong, who has applied for the rezoning of 38 acres along Macon Road, near Mooreville Road, in Saline Township. The rezoning request was the first step needed for a proposed single-family housing development on the property.

Armstrong was present at the meeting to answer questions from the commission. Armstrong said the property contains two sections, consisting of 13 and 25-acre parcels.

“We are proposing to have twelve houses on the site,” Armstrong said, “with the smallest lot being a little over two acres and the largest over five acres. We test perked each lot so there should be no problem getting water on each lot.”

The Planning Commission unanimously approved the rezoning request. The commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed project at its next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m.

The township board could consider the Macon Road proposal the following week at its regular April meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

In other business, the planning commission heard a presentation from Chris Atkin, a consulting Planner from Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc. Atkin was reviewing with the commission some minor revisions to the township’s zoning ordinances. The ongoing review of zoning ordinances will continue at the Planning Commission’s regular meetings throughout the year.

Township Supervisor Jim Marion announced at the meeting that the township board meeting with the Washtenaw County Road Commission will be held at the board’s May meeting, instead of April, as has occurred in previous years.

The planning commission meeting was adjourned by its chair Gary Luckhardt at 7:45 p.m.

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