The former First Church of Christ Scientist at 191 N. Chester was unanimously approved by Birmingham city commissioners at their meeting on Monday, June 25, to become The Jeffrey, an office building which will be redone with three-story glass and a lobby that extends to the property line.
The building, a Georgian limestone church first built in 1927, closed a few years ago, although the Christian Science Reading Room, 355 E. Maple in Birmingham, remains open. After it close
Birmingham city commissioners unanimously approved hiring Jones Lang LaSalle to provide development consultant services for the proposed Woodward Bates project on Old Wodward, as well as engaging attorney Joe Fazio of the Miller Canfield law firm, to serve as development attorney and bond counsel, at their meeting on Monday, June 25.
Assistant city manager Tiffany Gunter explained that after city commissioners approved continuing discussions with development group Waldbridg
The new owners of a distinctive Birmingham restaurant location are determined to make sure it's not “three strikes, you're out,” as they received unanimous approval from the Birmingham City Commission at their meeting on Monday, June 25, for a special land use permit amendment and liquor license transfer to open Hazel Ravines & Downtown in the former Stand restaurant location at the corner of Woodward and Maple roads.
Planning director Jana Ecker said the new operators, Bet
Birmingham's Baldwin Public Library was approved by the city commission at its meeting on Monday, June 25, to issue a request for proposal (RFP) to finalize designs and prepare for the expansion and renovation of its Youth Services section.
Library director Doug Koschik informed commissioners that library staff and the library board “very closely followed the RFP for the Adult Services phase which we did in December 2015.”
He said they hope to have engineering drawings co
The Bloomfield Township financial sustainability committee, an advisory board comprising members of the community with financial knowledge in order to advise the board of trustees on financial matters, needs a new resident member, after member Don Katz announced he is moving to Alaska, township treasurer Brian Kepes announced at the board of trustees meeting on Monday, June 25.
The financial sustainability committee was created in 2015 to assist the treasurer and trustees i
Birmingham city commissioners, on Monday, June 25, unanimously approved restoring and expanding Birmingham's Lot 6 parking lot on N. Old Woodward, adding 34 parking spaces to the rear, and providing buffering for stormwater runoff, with costs being paid for through the city's parking system.
Assistant city manager Tiffany Gunter explained that the lot currently “has an exceptionally high demand during the week, and is the home to our Farmers Market for seven months of the y
Rochester City Council members said during a Monday, June 25, council discussion that they wouldn't seek a dedicated tax this November to help pay for potential staffing changes to the city's fire department.
Rochester Fire Chief John Cieslik reviewed staffing options previously presented to city council which stemmed from a fire department study conducted by an ad-hoc fire committee formed to assess the current and future needs of fire services in the city.
Plans by the owner of the Silver Spoon Ristorante, 6830 N. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, to relocate to 543 N. Main Street, in downtown Rochester, are underway, as a July 23 public hearing regarding the transfer of the restaurant's liquor license was scheduled by Rochester City Council at their meeting on Monday, June 25.
Plans to relocate the restaurant have been in the works for years, as increased business has spurred the need for a bigger building. However, the downt
Sidewalk Sales will be held in downtown Rochester starting on Thursday, July 12, and will run through Saturday, July 14. The special summer event has been held each season for the past 63 years.
"Over the years Sidewalk Sales has become something to expect during the summer in downtown Rochester," said Jenna O'Dell, events coordinator for the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA). "For many, it isn't summer without three days filled with shopping, dining and family
The 17th season of Movies in the Moonlight will kick off on Saturday, July 14, with an evening screening of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," at the corner of E. Third and Water streets in downtown Rochester.
The event marks the start of a series four consecutive Saturday evening movies in downtown Rochester aimed to provide a free night of entertainment for families in the area. Admission to the movies are free, and attendees must provide their own chairs for seating.