Marquette Township – October 20, 2015 – The Marquette Township Business Association met at lunch today at Perkins. Ten board members and friends of the association showed up to conduct business.
Business included reviewing the new non-profit status, the support and aid to the Catch the Christmas Spirit tree lighting ceremony in front of the Mall on December 1, 2015, and a summary by the township Planner/Zoning Administrator, Jason McCarthy.
President Frank Stabile (Superior Oasis) and Scott Patrick (Carpet Specialists) are discussing business
Jason said Pro Build is listed with Terry Huffman at $1.95 million, it’s an 8 acre parcel with roughly 14,000 sq. ft. of retail space and approximately 7,500 sq. ft. of warehouse.
Jason is presenting tonight at the Marquette Township board meeting on numerous topics including a discussion on Zoning District Design Standards. New commercial design standards would improve the aesthetic of the future development.
“We want nicer buildings in the future,” said Jason. He said he’s received numerous comments from locals on this topic. The township is introducing new design standards such as adding stone, wood,etc. to structures to break up long metal walls that look too industrial.
The township will continue working on the roads project. More surfaces will be redone in the future, particularly the Trowbridge Park area. The township is trying to plan road work with the utility maintenance so all the maintenance and construction will be done at the same time.
Jason noted that Aspen Dental found a dentist and should be opening soon.
The township DDA is meeting again and looking at redefining the business community lines and to expand the lines to the West. Along with that expansion, the township can levy up to 2 mils for certain improvements that are needed.
One of those improvements is the expansion of the grass median from Target west to beyond Best Buy. Other considerations are an underpass tunnel under the highway, better lighting, and at some point in the future perhaps even burying utilities along the township’s 2.7 miles of US 41.
Tonight’s meeting will be at the Marquette Township Hall at 7 p.m., and all are invited to attend.
If you’re a business owner or manager in Marquette Township, you could be joining us at the monthly MTBA meetings where you would learn about the township’s upcoming plans, zoning considerations, budget meetings, and more.
For more information on joining the progressive Marquette Township Business Association, click the forms at www.marquettetownship.biz, or call Todd Noordyk.
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