After over two years of requests, reviews, planning board and commission meetings, the Birmingham City Commission denied a proposed rezoning for the former Mountain King and Talmer Bank site on S. Old Woodward, from D4 to D5, which would have allowed for a building of up to nine stories, at its meeting on Monday, July 20.
The .423-acre site spans Hazel Street from S. Old Woodward to Woodward. The site currently contains two vacant single-story commercial buildings, which we
In a 4-3 split decision, Birmingham City Commissioners approved placing an $11.25 million bond parks and recreation bond to improve facilities on the November general election ballot at their meeting on Monday, July 20.
In addition, they approved engaging communications firm Van Dyke Horn for $30,000, to perform communications services to communicate the bond.
City manager Joe Valentine explained every five years or so, the city's parks and recreation master plan is updat
The last day for voters to request an absentee ballot by mail for the August 4 primary election is fast approaching – it is Friday, July 31.
Local Michigan clerks must receive your request by mail by Friday, July 31, in order to send you an absentee ballot for the Tuesday, August 4, primary election. However, voters wishing to cast their vote by absentee ballot have until Monday, August 3, at 5 p.m. to request an absentee ballot in person at their local clerk's office.
A request by Birmingham's Lutheran Church of the Redeemer to replace and expand its sanctuary was considered and unanimously approved by the Birmingham City Commission at its meeting on Monday, July 20.
A public hearing was held to consider approving a special land use permit amendment and final site plan and design review of the church expansion, located at 1800 W. Maple, just west of Chesterfield, which was seeking to expand its sanctuary, narthex, a new steeple and spire
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced it plans to close Fairhill Road at Pickering Road in Bloomfield Township Friday, July 24, through late August for culvert removal and replacement.
Pickering Road will remain open during the work.
Access to homes on Fairhill Road will be maintained during the construction work.
The detour is Pickering Road to Kingswood Drive, back to Fairhill Road, and vice versa.
The culvert on Fairhill Road is the first of three
Bloomfield Township police responded to the 42000 block of Woodward Avenue on Sunday, July 19, after a call was made regarding items stolen from a vehicle.
The township resident told police that he had parked his 2014 Ford Focus in front of his residence on Sunday, July 19 approximately at midnight. He then returned to his car at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, and found the car doors unlocked, the interior overhead lights on, and his wallet missing from the center console, wh
A woman eating at a local Birmingham diner reported to the police that her daughter’s scooter was stolen on Monday, July 20, around 7 p.m.
The pair had been eating at Greek Islands, 221 Hamilton Row, and had parked the scooter on the west side of Hamilton Row. They returned after their meal and discovered it was missing.
Birmingham police later located the scooter in Shain Park and returned it.
Birmingham police were dispatched to the Kroger at 685 E. Maple Road at Woodward in regards to a retail fraud on Thursday, July 16, around 9 p.m.
A witness told officers two individuals left the store without paying for multiple liquor bottles they had put into their personal bags.
The suspects were described as an approximately 50-year-old White female with a medium build and red hair, and a thin Black man, approximately 30-years-old.
Birmingham police are investigatin
Bloomfield Township police received a call on Thursday, July 16, from a resident regarding a likely porch pirate.
The resident, who lives in the 100 block of W. Hickory Grove Road, had ordered six bottles of apple cider vinegar gummies online. The tracking order showed they had been delivered to their address on July 15 but the victim never received the items.
Bloomfield Township police are currently investigating. If anyone has information regarding the case they are enc
A pair of thieves hit the Birmingham Speedway gas station on Saturday, July 18, Sunday, July 19, and Monday, July 20, each time with the same modus operandi.
Employees at the Speedway station, 34750 Woodward Avenue, reported to Birmingham police that on each occasion, one suspect would distract an employee while the other suspect would take cigarettes without paying for them.
The suspects are described as a Black male in his 50s to 60s with a thin to medium build and a W