Farmington officials consider steakhouse plan Monday

Farmington city council members will consider tonight whether to approve plans for a new steakhouse and sushi bar, despite a shortage of required parking spaces.

Samurai Steakhouse

Officials will discuss the Samurai Steakhouse Planned Unit Development during a 6 p.m. study session, then will consider approving the plan during their 7 p.m. regular meeting.

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Planning commissioners in August approved a preliminary plan, under conditions that the developer provide a specific plan for parking and more detail in plans. The proposal includes a new, four-story building located west of an existing two-story building on Grand River in downtown Farmington.

Also during the 6 p.m. study session, officials will talk about a national campaign that partners with cities across the country to add a free, outdoor Fitness Court to existing pedestrian infrastructure. The 7 p.m. meeting includes consideration of:

  • a city code amendment that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes and vape products to minors
  • a noise variance for Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for resurfacing, bridge reconstruction and maintenance during the 2019 construction season
  • an extension for the 47th District Courthouse purchase agreement, which has been snagged on easement issues with Farmington Public Schools. During their October 16 meeting, school board members are expected to examine a request to terminate one easement and establish another over a paved area on the south side of the property.

To see the full agendas for both meetings, visit



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