Developers got the approval Tuesday night that they needed to proceed with their plans to build a medical facility at the southeast corner of 21 Mile and Schoenherr roads, behind Huntington Bank.
Louisville, KY-based Trilogy Health Care Systems told the township it plans to build a medical campus for the elderly that will consist of 130 hospital beds, a memory care center, as well as space for skilled nursing and assisting living services.
Trilogy has already purchased the land and plans to build three standing buildings totaling about 140,000 square feet and will employ 120 people.
The plans call for entrances and exits to the facility off both Schoenherr and 21 Mile roads.
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees changed the zoning ordinances on the property from R-1-B, One Family residential and O-2, Service Office, to R-6, Multiple Family Low Rise and O-2 Service Office.
“It’s a win-win situation for the township residents to have choices on where to send their loved ones,” said Shelby Township Attorney Rob Huth. “It’s good to see some construction in the township also. “
But not everyone is excited about the medical center coming to town.
Shelby Township residents Alan and Mary Cairo sent the board of trustees a letter stating their objection to the new building because they are concerned about noise pollution in the area.
“The construction of yet another facility would greatly increase the level of noise pollution to the residents of Schoenherr Road,” the letter stated.