You've lived in Macomb Township for five, 10, maybe 25 years, but have you ever had a say in community planning?
Despite its name, community planning is not a community-wide effort. We're going to change that–even if it's just in theory–here on Patch.
Taking a 21st-century spin on community planning, Patch is putting everything on the digital drawingboard and asking residents to share their visions for vacant properties in town.
Every other week, we'll present a new vacant building and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?
Two weeks ago, we asked about the several hundred acres formerly home to Wolverine Golf Club at 25 Mile Road and Romeo Plank. Overwhelmingly, readers voted that the area be returned to a golf course. While one reader did suggest constructing a game and sports center such as C.J. Barrymores, another argued that the area should be kept as natural as possible, possibly developing the river running across the property for fishing or canoeing.
This week, we turn our attention to the historic, but fading Stier's Hardware & Power Equipment at 48980 Romeo Plank Road, on the corner of 22 Mile Road. While this building is still privately owned, it has been closed for some time. Located in the heart of old Waldenburg, the building is in a key location along Romeo Plank.
What would you like to see happen to Stier's?