Plans for W. Maple office building clear township

November 29, 2019

Plans for a two-story, 14,900-square-foot office building on the west side of W. Maple, just north of Telegraph Road, were approved on Monday, November 25, by the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees.

Property owners Maplewood Office Park LLC, plan to construct the new building on a 1.38-acre parcel at 4050 W. Maple Road. The property is zoned for office use, with the owner proposing a mix of general office and medical office uses for the building. However, the owner proposed a non-conforming parking lot setback along the Maple Road bypass to Telegraph, as well as the side yard parking lot setback along the easterly property line.

Bloomfield Township Deputy Director of Planning, Building and Ordinance Andrea Bibby said the zoning board of appeals in October granted variances for the parking lot requests. The also received a favorable recommendation from the township's planning commission.

Bibby said the property owner included plans to provide cross-access to the abutting Bloomfield Village Offices that will allow access to Telegraph in the event of any future developments at the Medical Village site. Existing access to Maple will remain, as well.

Trustees on Monday unanimously approved the site plan, which included seven conditions. Those conditions require the property owner to comply with all requirements of the township departments; compliance with any additional landscaping needed to screen the view from residents to the east of the building; compliance with the township traffic engineer; screening rooftop mechanicals from public view; screening ground mechanicals from public view; provide cross access to the parcel to the north at 6405 Telegraph Road for future site plan applications; and require the majority of tenant spaces to remain general office use.

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