COLDWATER — After listening to residents of for nearly an hour Monday, the Coldwater Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve a special land use permit to expand Trail Tree Village manufactured housing development to the west by between 76 to 78 lots.
Concerns prompted the developer to propose and the commission to require four conditions and changes to the site plan before work on the undeveloped 17.86 acres can begin.
Kim Scott, the representative of owner Cambio Communities of Southfield, agreed to make four changes in the site plan after hearing concerns:
- A buffer of two rows of pine trees between the project and Thompson...
Our thoughts on this story:
NOW THIS IS HOW YOU GET AN EXPANSION DONE! Here’s what the park owner offered in trade for the right to expand:
- A buffer of two rows of pine trees between the project and Thompson Boulevard homes to the west.
- Relocate the entrance on Seeley Street away from Thompson to the east side of the property.
- Move a dumpster away from Thompson Boulevard.
- Construct a sidewalk along the south side of Seeley to the east along the developer's property as part of the city’s efforts to make the community more walkable.
In other words, they offered to block the park from the view of all the neighbors if they would agree to let more trailers move in. Good job.