Bloomfield Township trustees unanimously approved a rezoning request for a new office building at 1675 Telegraph Road at their meeting on Monday, February 24.
The request was to change the zoning from light manufacturing to general business, as well as to approve the site plan for a two-story office building.
Bloomfield Township Deputy Director of Planning, Building and Ordinance Andrea Bibby presented the plans for the site, which had received approvals from all of the necessary township departments, and a recommendation for approval from the township's planning commission.
While the board was pleased to see development of the site, clerk Jan Roncelli was disappointed at its setback, and that it would not be directly visible on Telegraph.
"I have to hand it to you, I wish you were going to be right on Telegraph," said Roncelli, noting the building's location will be set back more than 300 feet from Telegraph. "Thank you very much for what you're doing for the community, utilizing this land."
Trustee Michael Schostak asked the property owner, Michael McGlothlin, who has owned the property since 2001, what about Bloomfield Township made him what to find a way to rezone the property and develop the site.
"Obviously, we think it's a very exciting area, obviously it's growing and I think the timing's probably about right to do this," McGlothlin said.
"Thank you for your commitment and investment in the community," Schostak said.