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Woodland Crossing approved for development

Plans for a 15-unit, single-family condominium development near Auburn Road and John R were given a green light on Monday, October 22, by Rochester Hills City Council.

The 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, with MJC Companies, 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.

MJC 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, which recommended approval on Monday, October 16, 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.

City council unanimously approved the plans, with councilwoman Jenny McCardell absent.

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