Parkways Boulevard Proposed To Be Extended To Auburn Road

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

We wish to report that the City of Auburn Hills has initiated the process of changing the street name of Squirrel Court to Parkways Boulevard.  If approved by the City Council, the street name will not officially change until Squirrel Court is physically connected with Parkways Boulevard and open to the public for thru-traffic at the intersection of Squirrel Court and Tebeau Court.  The road connection is anticipated to be complete by Fall 2019.

Aerial map outlining the new east-west roadway to be named Parkways Boulevard.

As background, it has been the City’s long-term plan to create a new roadway, north of Auburn Road, from Downtown Auburn Hills to Adams Road.  The first segment of this new roadway, called Parkways Boulevard, was completed in 2015 adjacent to Adams Road.  The City is currently working with a developer on plans to extend Parkways Boulevard west to the intersection of Squirrel Court and Tebeau Court, thus ultimately connecting the road extension with Squirrel Court.  As a result, the street name for the entire length of Squirrel Court is proposed to be changed to Parkways Boulevard once the two streets are joined into one unified public roadway at Tebeau Court.

The City is proposing this street name change for public health and safety reasons as it would create a clear and continual street name for the new roadway from Auburn Road, near the City’s Riverside Park, to Adams Road once connected.  The selection of Parkways Boulevard as the new street name will assist with rapid property identification by first responders, along with providing improved traffic navigation for the general population.  Also, the “Parkways” street name is fitting as City parks are situated at both ends of the proposed unified roadway.

The street name and address changes would not occur until the roadway is connected and open at the intersection of Squirrel Court and Tebeau Court, which is anticipated in Fall 2019.

Those interested in providing comment or learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.

Final Phase: “Blossom Park” Coming To The Parkways

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

An application has been submitted to the City of Auburn Hills by the Moceri Companies to construct the third and final phase of their Parkways development.  Blossom Park, a senior living community, is proposed at the northwest corner of Adams Road and Parkways Boulevard.

View of the 5.2 acre site of Blossom Park

View of the 5.2 acre site of Blossom Park

The three-story, 160-unit building will feature one and two bedroom independent living apartments and studio suites for assisted living.

Building Elevation

Building Elevation

Site Plan

Site Plan

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the public hearing at the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 10th 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, August 22nd.

First Residents To Move Into The Parkways

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

The Parkways development in Downtown Auburn Hills is looking beautiful!

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Due to the mild winter, construction is moving ahead of schedule.  The Moceri Companies have 12 residences leased with the first resident moving in on May 3rd.  They anticipate delivering 12-15 units to the market every two weeks.

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Interested in living in The Parkways?  Visit their Leasing Center, which is set to open on May 1st, or check out their website.

The Parkways Project – Ready For Launch

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

It has been a long two-year wait, but The Parkways project is now ready to take off.  The property is located just west of Adams Road, south of the Forester Square Condominiums.

The foundation of the first building has been poured and framing will start this month.  The ten townhouse units within this first building are expected to be ready for lease by June 2016.

Construction has started on the first building fronting Adams Road

Construction has started on the first building fronting Adams Road

The developer, Moceri Companies, plans to construct buildings within the project from east to west having a new building ready for occupancy every 45 to 60 days, weather permitting.  The $46 million project will ultimately consist of 76 townhouse units, 72 stacked flat units, and a three-story 160 unit senior housing complex.

The overall development plan for "The Parkways"

The overall development plan for “The Parkways”

To learn more about The Parkways, check out the links below:

The Parkways: Eastern Gateway to Downtown Auburn Hills Proposed

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

We are pleased to report that a multi-generational housing development called The Parkways has been proposed on 22 acres located west of Adams Road, north of the Clinton River Trail.  The project will complete the development of the land south of the stalled Forester Square condominiums.

The proposed Planned Unit Development will consist of 76 townhouse style units, 72 stacked flat units, and a three-story 160 unit senior housing building situated along a new boulevard road.  Over two acres of City-owned park open space will also be created. The project is anticipated to be phased and take three years to complete.

The overall development plan for "The Parkways"

The overall development plan for “The Parkways”

The development will be built by the Moceri Companies, headquartered in Auburn Hills.  Moceri has built several notable projects within the City such as office spaces; University Village and Wellington Green, and residential developments; Riverwalk, Astoria Park, and Arbor Cove.

The Planning Commission will review this new project on Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chamber.