Shelby Approves Special Land Use; Conceptual Site Plan for Apartment Complex

The Shelby Township Board of Trustees gave two local business owners approval to carry on with their plans of expanding a vehicle storage yard and building an apartment complex.

Shelby Approves Special Land Use Approval for Towing Yard

The Shelby Township Board of Trustees approved a special land use application to permit the outdoor storage of towed vehicles at 6075 Auburn Road.

The Shelby Township Board of Trustees questioned business owner Luca Ujkic Tuesday about parking vehicles on the seven-acre lot before receiving the consent from the township.

Ujkic had said it was a mistake and the vehicles had been removed.

“I’m comfortable we won’t issue permits until compliance,” said Shelby Township Planning Director Glen Wynn.

Planning Commission to Review Final Site Plan for New Apartment Complex

The Shelby Township Board of Trustees agreed Tuesday to approve a conceptual site plan for a 344-unit apartment complex on 23 Mile Road, between Schoenherr and Hayes, and send it back to the planning commission.

Builder Damiano DeMercurio had originally proposed plans for a 418-unit apartment complex but returned to the planning commission in early 2012 with a scaled back vision for the 34-acre parcel of land, with several interior parks.

Since the site’s last consent judgment was designated for senior housing, apartments and low-rise condominiums, it will return to the planning commission for final approval and then to the board for a revised consent judgment.

Matt Guarnieri March 30, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Mr. Delise. No retraction from the MD because the writer got the information off the agenda for the meeting where the contract was to be officially offered. Mr. Woelkers offer was in the agenda packet.... had not officially been offered but the MD had every right to read it and conclude the offer was coming. The email hack will take until after August to conclude, The MACE is just that backed up and slow about investigating none violent crimes. Really off the topic of this story.
Jeffery Berz April 07, 2012 at 09:05 PM
I guess what Mr Delise and others are wondering then is why did Trustee Michael Flynn jump up on his soap box and make such a big deal over this contract information. Flynn stated that both he and Treasurer Viar were working on finding out How this information got out. Matt Guarnieri tells us that it was already in an agenda package. So why did Flynn make such a big deal over nothing? I think Mr. Flynn needs to read the whole story before making false comments and accusations.
Matt Guarnieri April 09, 2012 at 02:49 AM
The meetings are about producing results to the advantage of the taxpayers and residents, not about personal wants, needs or feelings. Because the story stated the offer had already been made to Mr. Woelkers. Someone got up to the podium and stated "how could the board make an offer without the whole board approval". The truth is: they did not officially make the offer; they had put it together and put it on the agenda to make. So, yes, Mr. Woelkers saw the offer early and the paper picked it up as officially offered but if the board had voted no on making the offer it would NOT have been made. There is no retraction needed. The paper had just "assumed" the board would vote to make the offer to Mr. Woelkers. It was wrong for the paper to assume how the board would vote before the actual vote. That is what Flynn was kind of pissed off at. It was not an accurately written story. The writer was not extrapolating an opinion based on fact, he was making statements AS facts in the story and that is what was wrong with the writing. That is what I gathered by just watching the meeting and what Mr. Flynn stated. I am not sure how others jumped to so many other conclusions. I admit, I read a lot into the mannerisms, behavior and actions of speakers. I watch so closely for a slip up and taxpayer harm but this issue does nothing to harm anyone but Mr. Woelkers and if he’s fine with it then who am I to make a fuss.
Jeffery Berz April 09, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Fair enough.
Jeffery Berz April 09, 2012 at 07:30 PM
It is VERY rude! Residents get 5 minutes every second week to be heard by the board. Trustee Flynn claims he is multi-tasking when he is using his computer during the business from the floor portion of the meeting. That's a bunch of bull! He's just a very rude individual who doesn't care what anyone has to say. He would rather debate with someone than give them the time of day by listening to their concerns.


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