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Public Hearing for REZONING and a site plan review for a MEX restaurant @7 PM 11/19/12

Planning Commission meeting TONIGHT will review a site plan for a proposed MEX restaurant at the old Big Boy site on Telegraph and consider REZONING the SW corner of Tel. and Sq. Lake Rd. to OR-1

TONIGHT: Monday, Nov. 19 @ 7 PM  - Planning Commission meeting.

Two items will be discussed:

1.  a site plan for a proposed MEX restaurant with a Class C liquor license with hours to 2 AM on the weekends and seasonal outdoor dining

2.  a PUBLIC HEARING for rezoning a piece of property from O-1  to OR-1 which would permit retail at that location

NOTE TO THE PUBLIC.... 
PLEASE:  Take your questions and concerns to the Planning Commission meeting ... get those questions and concerns ON THE RECORD in the Public Hearing.   Bring your friends and neighbors....not everything you say makes the written minutes. You do not need to be an "official" representative of your neighborhood.  All voices can be heard at this public hearing.   The Township REFUSES to video tape the meetings and archive them for open and transparent government.  Why?  Are they worried what might be said....on the record?  


1. 6675 Telegraph Rd.  (the old Big Boy restaurant south of Maple on the east side of Telegraph Rd.) 

Go to the PC Packet found on township website.  There are about 45 pages to review on the website.  Very detailed information.

The Township must approve the hours of operation AFTER 9 PM  and the request for seasonal outdoor seating and the issuance of a Class C liquor license:  therefore it is VERY IMPORTANT that the adjacent properties and others interested make their opinion known before the Planning Commission AT THIS MEETING.  What the building will look like, landscaping, parking, dumpster location, etc. is discussed at the planning  meeting and a recommendation will go to the Board of Trustees for a vote.

I think this sounds like a great restaurant for our area. I personally will not be objecting to this project in the Township. However, because the township does have rules/ordinances/zoning in place,  it is up to the public to voice their opinion to help the planning commission form their recommendation to the Board.  Those living on Country Club Drive may have a different opinion.

2.  2510 - 2520 Telegraph Rd. ( south of Square Lake Rd. and West of Telegraph Rd.)    The PUBLIC HEARING to rezone the property
Page 49 to page 152 of the PC Packet on the township website  has all the details.

The issue is changing the ZONING from O-1  to  OR-1.  OR-1 zoning permits retail and that means the potential for more traffic coming and going from this location.

Once again, the Township has FAILED to post the public hearing 15 days in advance on the township website under "legal notices" for this meeting. There was a previous Public Hearing on this issue on May 9, 2012 before the Planning Commission where many people spoke.  Have they been renotified of this meeting?   On Nov. 7, the Design Review Board (three elected officials that are also Board members) heard this rezoning proposal.  Two people attended that meeting to ask questions.

TO READ MY FULL BLOG ... please go to:  http://bloomfieldtwphappenings.blogspot.com/

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