• By Dana Casadei

Credit union joining Village of Bloomfield

The Bloomfield Township Planning Commission recommended approval of a site plan for the future home of Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, which will be located within the Village of Bloomfield, at its meeting on Wednesday, September 9. The credit union will be located at 1941 Telegraph Road within the Village at Bloomfield Development and constructed closer to Telegraph Road in front of the Aldi grocery store While the development property is overseen by the Joint Development Council – which has representatives from Bloomfield Township, Pontiac, and third-party members from Oakland County – this specific development falls solely within the township’s jurisdiction and is a permitted use within the B-3 general business zoning district. The proposed credit union building is consistent with the overall development proposal which was previously presented by Redico, the developer of Village of Bloomfield. In 2017, the township board of trustees approved site improvements associated with the proposed development that included internal roads, parking lots, parking lot lighting, and landscaping. Bloomfield Township’s Deputy Director of Planning, Building and Ordinance Andrea Bibby said that most of the infrastructure was already there. At 3,567-square-foot, site plans for the credit union include a canopy, which meets requirements, an ATM, and two drive-thrus. All future signage will need to review and further approval. Bibby said the site plan had already gone before the design review board, where it received a favorable recommendation to go forward to the planning commission. Neither the township’s police or fire departments had any objections to the proposed plan. Multiple members of the planning commission commented on the design of the upcoming credit union. “I think the designer did a very nice job on the building. It’s very attractive and is actually more attractive than many of the other buildings over there,” said Neal Barnett, Bloomfield Township trustee and planning commission member. “I think it more than fits in with the surrounding buildings.” The site plan for the credit union now moves on to the township board of trustees for final site plan approval.

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