Shelby Township ranks sixth in metro Detroit for the number of residential building permits pulled, according to The Detroit News.
The sounds of hammers and drills, coupled with the smells of sawdust and concrete, filled the air throughout Shelby Township in 2012. The township ranks sixth in metro Detroit for the number of residential building permits pulled in 2012, according to The Detroit News. Permits being pulled are an indicator of future homebuilding — and additional tax dollars coming into the township. In 2012, there were 142 residential building permits issued in Shelby Township, according to The Detroit News. From 2000 to 2012, there were 2,875 permits pulled, boosting Shelby Township to third place in metro Detroit, followed only behind Canton Township with 3,331 and Macomb Township with 8,960. For the full report, read The Detroit News story.
The Shelby Township Board approved rezoning a property, located on the east side of Schoenherr Road between 23 and 24 Mile Roads, to allow for a future single-family housing development.
The Shelby Township Board unanimously voted on Tuesday to give a proposed single-family home development on Schoenherr Road the zoning it needed to go ahead with the project. Under the project, the Shelby Township property would be rezoned from “light manufacturing” to “two-family residential,” as was requested by owner Damiano DiMercurio. The rezoning would allow for the construction of 24 detached single-family houses to be built on a five-acre site. The development will be called Villas of Grandeur. A project on the same site was originally proposed to the township by a different owner in 2008. The township rezoned the property, but the project never started. “It will be a great improvement over what was originally zoned and approved,” …