Matt Lambert of DPZ presented the first draft of the new Birmingham 2040 citywide master plan to the Birmingham Planning Board on Wednesday, September 9, and after feedback from the board and residents, will make revisions and present a tightened second draft at an upcoming meeting.
Lambert, an urban planner with DPZ of Miami, had previously presented an earlier draft, which clocked in at 322 pages, to a joint workshop of the city commission and planning board in October 20
Birmingham voters will be asked to approve an $11.25 million parks and recreation bond on the November 3 general election ballot, which the city hopes to then use to improve Birmingham's trail system, playgrounds, the Birmingham Ice Arena, and Springdale Golf Course.
Birmingham’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which was last updated in 2018, ensures that the city’s 26 parks, recreational facilities, playgrounds and two miles of Rouge River trails are well maintained and
The Bloomfield Township Planning Commission recommended approval of a site plan for the future home of Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, which will be located within the Village of Bloomfield, at its meeting on Wednesday, September 9.
The credit union will be located at 1941 Telegraph Road within the Village at Bloomfield Development and constructed closer to Telegraph Road in front of the Aldi grocery store
While the development property is overseen by the Jo
A new subdivision, along with two residential lots, on Franklin Road between Maple and 14 Mile Road in Bloomfield Township, were reviewed by the township planning commission on Wednesday, September 9, and were unanimously recommended for approval, moving the issue forward to the township board of trustees.
Bloomfield Township’s Director of Planning, Building & Ordinance Patti Voelker introduced the
two separate tentative preliminary plat proposals by developers Terry Nosan
Oakland County announced on Tuesday, September 8, that county commissioner Shelly Goodman Taub had secured $16,809 for the city of Bloomfield Hills through the county's Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP), which the city intends to use to help with the rehabilitation of Rathmor, East and West Valley, Opdyke and Kensington roads.
Oakland County’s LRIP provides limited financial assistance to Oakland County cities and villages for repairs and improvements on roadways under
A man who exposed himself and then urinated on a building prompted a call to Birmingham police on the afternoon of Saturday, September 5.
A hair stylist at Lady Jane’s, 34915 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, informed officers stylists stepped outside for a break and saw the man expose himself and urinate in the drive thru of the PNC Bank located next door.
The suspect drove away after the incident.
Birmingham police are currently investigating.
“Vote early and vote often.”
That tongue-in-cheek election phrase, believed to have first been uttered in 1856 by John Van Buren, an attorney and son of President Martin Van Buren, as an anti-slavery Free Soil Party leader, although it has also been attributed to Chicago gangster Al Capone, the Tammany Hall political machine leaders of the 1860s, and even Nazi leaders when seizing of power in 1933. While voters today can't “vote often,” this year in particular they are bein
While most people have been literally assaulted in the past several years with headlines about climate change and the national debate over what is often referred to as the “green movement” and what should become codified sustainability policy for the country, there's a much quieter effort or evolution underway in the state of Michigan and, more specifically, Oakland County.
Take the county government, for instance.
When David Coulter was appointed late last year as Oaklan
Our country's founding fathers had a concern about the development of political parties, fearing they would over time help divide the union of states, but on day one parties developed regardless.
Since the start of the union, politics in this country have been dominated for the most part by two major political parties that have fought for support of the nation's voters. And within each party there have been factions or movements competing for the soul of each party.
In David Hohendorf’s article (From The Publisher/August), he bemoans the lack of a national testing policy to respond to the coronavirus crisis.
However, the reason that there is no national policy is that every time an attempt is made to set a national policy the state governors cry out that “you can’t tell us what to do.”
The easy thing to do would be to blame this on Donald Trump – as you are wont to do for nearly everything – but the fact remains that nothing has come