At the August 6th planning commission meeting, your Northfield Neighbors turned out in force to articulate their love for Northfield Township as it is today - and their opposition the Biltmore's proposed remastering.

The takeaway: Northfield Neighbors supports the Right Growth in the Right Place.

The P.C. nevertheless voted to proceed with the master plan re-study.  But, over the fantasy fueled objections of the P.C.'s two man smoke-filled backroom, the P.C. restricted the proposal to master plan study area #2, (see map below), the envelope surrounding only the nine Biltmore parcels plus a connecting link to the Sewer Assessment District to the north. 

The developer was asked to provide impact studies illuminating the increased costs to us of providing services to one thousand new homes.  As one resident pointed out during the single minute he was permitted to voice his opinion on the matter, the P.C. completely missed their chance to obtain an unbiased cost of services studies, which could easily have been had by forcing the developer to pay for independent analysis by a firm of the P.C.'s choosing.

View the August 6th meeting here, on Livestream.

Lizzy Alfs' Ann Arbor News story appeared August 13th, on


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