Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union To Expand Parking

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

An application has submitted to the City of Auburn Hills by Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union, located at 2955 University Drive, to install additional parking behind their building that would provide much-needed room for their continued growth.  The credit union, which has been headquartered in Auburn Hills since 1992, wishes to rezone and purchase the home that is situated directly north of their property at 2025 Dexter Road to facilitate this small 30 space (net) parking lot expansion.

Colored rendering of Cornerstone’s proposed parking lot expansion

Cornerstone has worked closely with City staff to design their proposal to be visually attractive and respectful of their neighbors.  They are proposing the construction of a white vinyl screen fence and the installation of large trees and landscaping, similar to the existing buffer that is in place today, along their north and west property lines.  In addition, lighting will be designed with short poles and shielded so as to not cause a nuisance to adjacent properties, while still providing safety and security for the area.

Lastly, the parking lot will only be used during the business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and no vehicular access will be provided to Dexter Road, as their entrance and exit will remain on University Drive.

Aerial photo of the area

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  A final decision on the application is anticipated to be made by the City Council on Monday, June 26th.