Master Plan Amendment: Hearing Planned To Allow “Villa Montage” On North Squirrel Road

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

Its name is a mouthful … “Villa Montage Luxe Active Adult Resort” … but, it sounds fancy!  If developed as envisioned, it will be one of the premier housing developments in Auburn Hills.

Last night, the Planning Commission voted to schedule a public hearing for Tuesday, August 18th at 7:00 p.m. to review a request submitted by Auburn Hills-based Moceri Companies to amend the Northeast Corner Neighborhood Master Plan to allow a residential open space conservation development called Villa Montage at a density of up to 3.2 homes per acre, in lieu of the City’s current policy for the area of 2.5 homes per acre.  The 29.54 acre site is located at 3995 N. Squirrel Road.

Aerial Photo of Site Location and Development Concept Plan

Aerial photo of the site location and development concept plan

The requested master plan change would facilitate the development of the proposed 88-unit detached home condominium project.  It will be designed as a 55+ active adult community and will include a pool, clubhouse, walking trails, and other amenities.  Moceri wishes to start construction by Spring 2017.  The project is similar in concept to the nearby Heritage in the Hills Condominiums development.  The slight increase in density (approximately 18 additional homes) is requested by Moceri to create the critical mass needed for the future Villa Montage homeowners association to support the maintenance and upkeep costs of the community.

Draft Plan

Draft Plan

Concept of Club House Facility

Concept drawing of the proposed pool and club house facility

Home prices will range from $280,000 to $350,000.  Floor plans will range from 1,350 to 1,855 sq. ft. in size.

Home prices will range from $280,000 to $350,000. Floor plans will range from 1,350 to 1,855 sq. ft. in size.

The public hearing will be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  All are welcome to attend.