Breckenridge 12-unit condo plan approved

A 12-unit condominium project on the south side of Hamlin Road, west of Livernois, received unanimous approval on Monday, September 10, from Rochester Hills City Council.

Developer Mark Gesuale of Shelby Township proposed the Breckenridge Condominium project, which will consist of 12 attached units in six, two-unit buildings, with condos starting at about $375,000.

The project is on about 3.7 acres of land that is zone as mixed residential overlay. Attached housing in the zoning district requires a conditional use recommendation by the city's panning commission and approval by city council.

The project calls for the removal of 31 trees, which will be replaced with 36 new trees.

Council gave a green light to the project by unanimously approving a conditional use permit and wetland use permit, site plan approval and a tree removal permit. Rochester Hills Manager of Planning Kristen Kapelanski said there are several low-quality wetlands at the site that will be minimally impacted. The project includes 1.5 acres of private open space.

The conditional use approval came with special conditions, including the approval of all easements prior to a land improvement permit; the approval of condominium documents; a landscape bond of $83,048; payment of $2,601 into the city's tree fund for street trees; and approval of a soil erosion permit and approval from outside agencies.

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