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New condo development moving forward

Plans for a 15-unit, single-family condominium development near Auburn Road and John R were given a green light on Tuesday, October 16, by the Rochester Hills Planning Commission and will go to city council for final consideration.

The proposed development, Woodland Crossing, is proposed to sit on five acres of land along the north side of Auburn Road, east of John R. The land is currently zoned for single-family use and surrounded by single-family homes, with the exception of a fire station to the east.

Macomb County developer Andy Montalbano is proposing to construct 15 three- and four-bedroom houses, each equipped with spacious three-car garages and more than 2,200 square feet of living space. Three bedroom homes would be about 2,292 square feet with first-floor bedrooms, while four-bedroom homes would have second-story bedrooms and average about 2,777 square feet of living space.

Montalbano is proposing a density of 3.2 units per acre, slightly below the maximum density of 3.4 units per acre permitted by the city.

The planning commission recommended some conditions on the approval of the plans, including the payment of a landscaping and irrigation bond in the amount of $47,213 and $3,000 into the city's tree fund for street trees, prior to the issuance of a land improvement permit.

Woodland Crossing will go before city council at a future date.

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