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.
Weekly, 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?
Last week, we asked about . The demand for a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's was overwhelming, but readers also suggested a dollar store or cozy, non-chain breakfast and lunch restaurant.
This week, we turn our attention to several hundred acres formerly home to Wolverine Golf Club at 25 Mile Road and Romeo Plank. Most of this land has gone unused since the club shut down in 2004-05 and housing development stopped a few years later. What was once one of Macomb's premiere golf courses is now an empty stretch of cracking concrete and overgrown weeds.
What would you like to see built in this area?