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21 Mile Rezoned to Make Way for Medical Facility

Plans are under way to build a medical facility for the elderly on the corner of 21 and Schoenherr roads in Shelby Township.

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.

Kathy LaFleur September 08, 2011 at 07:23 PM
Really?? A nursing home/skilled care facility/assisted living facility? Be a noise nuisance? I could see the objections to Freedom Hill, or to a shopping plaza which would create a continual flow of cars in and out, and people lingering about. But that type of facility is one of the quietest you could hope for....other than a funeral home. I'd much rather increase our capacity for caring for the elderly and those in need of assistance. After all, we'd ALL like to be elderly some day, would we not??? And if we or someone we love needs care and assistance, a quality, well-run, well planned and well implemented facility would be wonderful. Here, here!! Let the building begin....
CountessNiobe August 12, 2012 at 11:00 PM
I'm happy!! I work in Southfield and would love to spend my tax dollars in my own community Applying for a position ASAP!!.
Sakisha keys December 05, 2012 at 05:09 PM
How can I apply for a job within this company.

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