Five Points Community Church Proposes Expansion

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

We’re pleased to report that Five Points Community Church has submitted plans to expand their existing facility, located at 3411 Walton Boulevard, to meet the needs of their growing congregation.  This project has been many years in the making for this dynamic church that has served our community since 1940.

Rendering of the proposed church expansion

The church proposes to construct a 16,019 square foot addition, which will be located on the north side of the existing building.  The addition will include offices, a commons room, youth group rooms, nursery rooms, and a large gathering area.

Site Plan

Their plans also call for the demolition of the southern wing (original church building built in 1952), as well as the removal of a garage and existing one-story concrete block building located on the southwest portion of the property.  Once the expansion is complete, the overall size of the church will equal 41,601 square feet.

Bird’s eye view of the proposed addition

The total investment in the project is estimated at $3.2 million.  Construction is anticipated to begin in May 2017 and be complete by December 2017.

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 15th 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, March 27th.

To learn more about the history of the church, check out this short video below:

$28 Million Project Proposed on Five Points Community Church Property

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.

Site Plan for First & Main

Site Plan for First & Main

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.

Rendering of the proposed building facade

Rendering of the proposed building facade

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.