2017-01-26 / Local News

Rezoning sought in Elmwood for 12-home development

A new residential development is being proposed in southern Elmwood Township on Grandview Road that will require rezoning of a nearly 4-acre property.

Township zoning administrator Sara Kopriva reported that a public hearing was held on the proposed rezoning at the township Planning Commission’s regular monthly meeting last week, but that no public comment was offered.

Property owners Peter Gropp and Brian Delaney, working through Mansfield Land Use Consultants, are requesting that slightly higher density be allowed on the property than would be allowed on the property, currently in the R-1 residential district, Kopriva explained.

Currently, up to 11 single family homes would fit on the property. The property owners would like to create 12 single family home sites on the property, however, requiring a rezoning to the R-3 district and approval of a Planned Unit Development.

Kopriva said the property is located immediately adjacent to the Leelanau Trail as it crosses Grandview Road. She said there is also some wetlands in the area that may present challenges to development, but that Township Planners are recommending approval of the rezoning.

The township’s rezoning recommendation will be considered by the Leelanau County Planning Commission sometime in the weeks ahead, Kopriva said.

In other business at its regular monthly meeting on Jan. 17, the Elmwood Township Planning Commission continued a discussion about the township’s Master Plan and a draft Capital Improvement Plan.

Kopriva said the proposed Capital Improvement Plan will be the subject of a public hearing at the Planning Commission’s next regular monthly meeting on Feb. 21.

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