Farmington Hills officials to review 6-year capital plan

Farmington Hills city officials will review a 6-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) during their March 26 regular council meeting, held in the council chamber at City Hall.

The draft CIP, forwarded by the Planning Commission, includes a prioritized list of potential street, sidewalk, water and sewer projects, along with building renovations and major equipment purchases for all departments.

Among the significant items:

  • $27 million to convert Harrison High School into a community center, with recreation, fitness, visual and performing arts, athletics, aquatics, and special event facilities. The CIP envisions revamping the 245,000-square-foot facility, parking lots, all out buildings and athletic fields/surfaces
  • $5 million to renovate the Costick Activities Center to accommodate more programming for adults 50 and older
  • $15 million in stormwater draining projects, with the largest at $3.4 million in Woodcreek Hills (north of 12 Mile, between Middlebelt and Inkster Roads)
  • $25.9 million in sanitary sewer projects (city’s share is $17.68 million)
  • $30.5 million in water main projects
  • $10.9 million in sidewalk projects (city’s share is $9.3 million)
  • $337 million in road repairs (city’s share $73.8 million), including $60 million estimated for street repairs in 43 subdivisions financed with Special Assessment Districts (SAD)

Council members will meet for a 6 p.m. study session to discuss landscaping along Northwestern Highway, the Special Services Department Annual Report, and Special Services millage. The 7:30 p.m. meeting agenda also includes the Planning Commission and Beautification Commission annual reports, along with appointments to several boards and commissions.

Full agendas for both meetings are posted at fhgov.com. The regular meeting will be broadcast on cable channel 8. City Hall is located at 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd.