Great Start! City Council Approves $22 Million In New Development

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

It looks like 2016 is gearing up to be an exciting year for the City of Auburn Hills.

We’re pleased to report that the City Council authorized the construction of the following development proposals this past Monday.

  1. Villa Montclair Condominiums – 55+ active adult community that will include 88 detached single-family homes surrounded by significant open space and amenities. The project will be constructed on a 30-acre site located at 3995 N. Squirrel Road.

    Site Plan for Villa Montclair

    Site Plan for Villa Montclair

  2. Northern Sign Company – 18,585 sq. ft. building for the sign manufacturing company.  The property is located on the north side of Walton Boulevard, between Lapeer and N. Opdyke Roads.

    Site Plan For Northern Sign Company

    Site Plan For Northern Sign Company

  3. Auburn Hills Marketplace – 12,206 sq. ft. retail center featuring a Starbucks Coffee store with drive-through pick-up service and an outdoor seating area. The project will be built on the site of the recently closed Palm Palace restaurant, which is located at the northwest corner of N. Squirrel Road and University Drive.

    Rendering looking northwest at the site from N. Squirrel Road and University

    Rendering looking northwest at the site from N. Squirrel Road and University Drive

The total investment for all three projects combined will exceed $22 million.  Stay tuned for updates on their construction.

A Good Sign! … Northern Sign Company Plans Move To Auburn Hills

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

An application has been submitted to the City of Auburn Hills to allow the construction of a new 18,585 sq. ft. building for Northern Sign Company.  The site is located on the north side of Walton Boulevard, between Lapeer and N. Opdyke Roads.  The overall investment is estimated at $1.4 million.

Aerial view of the project location

Aerial view of the project location

Northern Sign Company is a full service sign company.  They make and install vehicle graphics along with door and window lettering.  They also manufacture sign cabinets, channel letters, pylon signs, monument signs, and flex face signs.

Site Plan For Northern Sign Company

Site Plan For Northern Sign Company

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the public hearing at the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  A final decision on the project is anticipated to be made by the City Council on Monday, February 22, 2016.

If the City Council “signs off” on the project, Northern Sign Company anticipates beginning construction this Spring.