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The A2 City Planning Commission, meeting on Thursday this week, has two public hearings on developments along Plymouth Road on their agenda (pdf).
One is the Upland Green redevelopment of the Diehl junkyard at Plymouth and Upland (gmap), discussed on this site around its first hearing and tabling in April. From the description on the agenda, it looks like the developer reacted to at least some of the input that I and others gave at the first hearing: “That’s all you want to do with the site?! Think bigger!”
Public Hearing and Action on Upland Green Zoning and Planned Project Site Plan, 2.64 acres, 1771 Plymouth Road. A request to zone this site C1A (Campus Business District) and a proposal to construct a 11,020-square foot, three-story building totaling 52.75 feet in height for commercial use and a 23,844-square foot, two-story building for office and retail uses and 154 parking spaces (some underground) (tabled at 4/19/05 meeting) – Staff Recommendation: Approval
The previous proposal included a similar two-story building accompanied by a one-story restaurant building with half the square footage; only 9 parking spaces have been added. I’ll try to snag the site plan from City Hall and comment on the layout of the buildings. I assume the three-story building will be along Plymouth, since the Upland neighbors to the back of the site are height-sensitive.
Public Hearing and Action on Plymouth Green Crossings PUD Zoning District and PUD Site Plan, 8.79 acres, northwest corner of Plymouth and Green Roads. A request to rezone this site from RE (Research District) to PUD (Planned Unit Development District) and a proposal to construct a mixed-use development containing three buildings with first floor retail uses totaling 21,336 square feet and 35 residential units on the second and third floors totaling 47,697 square feet; a 5,900-square foot restaurant building; a 4,116-square foot bank building; and 264 parking spaces (some in garages)- Staff Recommendation: See Staff Report.
I didn’t post the agenda text or look at the site plan last time, so I can’t tell how this is different (if at all) from last time. I noted in last year’s post the existence of three-story buildings with condos above retail and the two one-story buildings, all of which still appears to exist, along with plenty of parking.
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