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Residents Want Development Blocked

Superior Township, MI – Superior Township should not rezone 441 acres of land at Geddes Road and LeForge for construction of nearly a thousand condominiums. That's according to a majority of township residents speaking Wednesday night at a public hearing on the Regency Woods rezoning request by Biltmore Properties.
Biltmore is offering 467 acres of land to the township for preservation in return for the rezoning approval, but most residents say that offer doesn't not serve the township well.
Residents who support the rezoning say development is inevitable, and Biltmore has offered the township a better deal than other developers will.
Before the rezoning could be approved, the township's planning commission would have to amend the township's growth management plan, after holding a public hearing on the amendment.