Thursday, August 9, 2012
The ice arena is inviting families from Macomb Township and surrounding communities to celebrate its 7th birthday Sunday with free skating, hockey clinics, food, raffles and more.
When Suburban Ice Macomb opened its doors in 2005, it did so as the first of several commercial developments planned for the Macomb Town Center. Unfortunately, with the economic downturn, those plans never materialized and seven years later, the arena remains the only non-government building in the area. That Suburban Ice has not only survived but expanded many of its program offerings during challenging economic times can be credited almost entirely to the continued support of the Macomb Township community. And now to thank those families that have made the arena success, Suburban Ice is hosting a seventh birthday party to which the entire community is invited. The party starts at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, and runs until 5 p.m., with …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
John Dziurman has been brought back to perform architectural reviews of the building plans for new homes in Macomb Town Center.
Macomb Township officials are hoping a blast from the past will support continued construction in Macomb Town Center and assure residents that the unique plan for their historically themed subdivision has not been abandoned. Acting on a recommendation from the Town Center Committee, the township board voted Wednesday to bring the project’s original architect, John Dziurman, back to review current and future building plans for the 24 Mile Road neighborhood. “If I’m a builder and I want to build in Town Center, there is an architectural code, and the architectural code says it has to be of neighborhoods before (such as Victorian in style),” said Supervisor Mark Grabow. “(Architectural review is) crucial in order to maintain that look because…
Friday, May 18, 2012
The Macomb Town Center Committee voted May 17 to recommend that the Macomb Township Board of Trustees bring back the subdivision's original architect to review current and future building plans for Town Center.
Friday, May 11, 2012
The Town Center Committee will convene on May 17 at 2 p.m. in Town Hall to address issues related to the building code regulating construction in Macomb Town Center. This meeting is open to the public.
In response to residents’ concerns that current building practices in Macomb Town Center do not follow the master plan or comply with township ordinances, the township supervisor has organized a meeting of the key players for May 17. By convening the Town Center Committee, which consists of township officials and outside architectural consultants, Supervisor Mark Grabow said he hopes issues related to building codes and current construction practices in Macomb Town Center can be addressed and resolved. “We want to look at the issues,” Grabow said. “This is an opportunity to correct these issues. We’re bringing those (concerns) to the table with engineers and the architectural consultants so we can clearly identify some of the limitations …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Homeowners in the Macomb Town Center, off 24 Mile Road, say the newest additions to their neighborhood "don't belong" in their unique, historically-themed sub.
Macomb Town Center homeowners were thrilled to see their share of the township’s master plan being developed once again–that is, until they got a look at the new homes under construction. “All we have ever asked is that we adhere to the ordinances and stick with the same type of homes that were previously built,” said Town Center resident Scott Anderson. “This subdivision is totally unique … (The new homes are) not going to be anything like what we have.” As Anderson and other Town Center residents told township trustees April 25, it’s an issue of "style" and a concern that the current builder is not complying with the building ordinances that make their neighborhood so unique. “They’re beautiful homes, but they really don’t belong there…