Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development
The best way to describe this project is that it will feel like “a cruise ship on land” for its residents.
An application has been submitted to the City of Auburn Hills to develop 8.06 acres of vacant land currently owned by the Five Points Community Church located on north side of Walton Road between N. Squirrel Road and Patrick Henry. The property is located directly across the street from the YMCA and KinderCare.
Wyoming, Michigan-based developer Granger Group wishes to construct a three-story 169,460 sq. ft. senior community composed of independent living, assisted living, and memory care at the site. This community is intended to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing homes. The typical age of their residents will range between 85 and 87 years old.
Granger’s unique “First & Main” design integrates healthcare, senior living, hospitality, and retail into a healing environment that’s natural and welcoming. Their town center concept gives the development’s residents the look and feel of a downtown boulevard inside the building, which includes a variety of amenities such as a bistro, shops, spa, salon, art studio, healing garden, and chapel.
Upon receiving City Council approval, this attractive $28 million development is expected to break ground in November. Construction of the first phase consisting of a 102-unit assisted living/memory care facility (east wing) is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2015. The 61-unit independent living residences (west wing) is planned to begin six to 18 months after the first phase is up and running.
Those interested in learning more about First & Main are encouraged to attend the public hearing at the Planning Commission’s meeting on Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.