Public hearing set Monday for Mercy redevelopment

Farmington Hills city council members will hear from the public on Monday about plans to bring a 207-unit assisted and independent living facility to a 15-acre site on 11 Mile Road east of Middlebelt.

The Sisters of Mercy campus comprises 53.66 acres; the bulk of the site will be included in a conservation easement, leaving it undeveloped. According to a memo included with the council’s 7:30 p.m. meeting agenda, all buildings, with the exception of a skilled nursing center and 500-seat chapel, will be removed.

Plans call for a future memory care center and space for expanded senior center programming offered through the city-owned Costick Activities Center. There are also no plans for a building located near the Costick Center.

In August, Planning Commission members approved the proposal with a number of conditions, including an exemption that will allow a maximum 54.5 feet in building height for both wings, approval of land bank parking, tree preservation recommended by city consultants, and a requirement to repair any construction damage to an access road off 11 Mile.

Along with consideration of the Planned Unit Development agreement and site plan, the 7:30 p.m. meeting agenda includes a proclamation recognizing October 4-10, 2020 as Fire Prevention Week.

The agenda and instructions for participating in the public hearing or public comment are posted at

The meeting will be broadcast Spectrum channel 203 and AT&T channel 99 and live-streamed on the city’s YouTube channel, You can access the Zoom meeting at or by calling 312-626-6799, Webinar ID: 843 4095 6006.


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