Courthouse development on Farmington council agenda

Farmington officials will on Monday consider moving the former 47th District Courthouse property one step closer to becoming a new neighborhood.

The 7 p.m. regular meeting agenda includes review of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreement for the 3.88-acre property located on 10 Mile Road between Raphael and Elizabeth Court.

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In October of 2017, city council members unanimously approved a $250,000 offer for the land from Boji Development (doing business as Ten Mile Development). The developer plans to demolish the long-vacant courthouse and build 14 single family homes on the property.

During a November 2017 Planning Commission meeting, Joe Boji said ranch and colonial houses, ranging in size from 1700 to 2800 square feet, will be offered.

Boji courthouse property plan

The PUD agreement addresses items agreed upon by the city and developer, including permitted uses, density, landscaping, safe walkways, and more. The developer will be required to end an agreement that allowed access to the Farmington Public Schools bus garage via an asphalt drive.

Also on Monday’s 7 p.m. agenda:

  • Updates on the Governor Warner Mansion and RRRASOC Recycling Authority, and a presentation by council member Bill Galvin on “Financial Stability.”
  • Approvals on the consent agenda (no formal presentation) for special events held by the Abhi Shah Foundation, Relay for Life, and Swing Farmington.

Officials will also meet at 6 p.m. to interview P. Mark Accettura, for a seat on the Grand River Corridor Improvement Authority; Stanley Bawol, for a seat on the Historical Commission, and Randy O’Dell, for a seat on the Grand River Corridor Improvement Authority.

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