Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Condominiums OK’d at site of historic school

Developers presented an artist's rendering of the proposed
condominiums at the former site of the one-room Perrinville School.
Members of the Westland City Council approved the rezoning of the former site of the Perrinville schoolhouse last week, along with a preliminary plan and final site plan for the land.
Planned for the 5-acre site at Farmington Road between Joy and Ann Arbor Trail is a six building, 28-unit condominium development. Construction on the new condominiums, which will back up to Edward Hines Drive, is expected to begin this summer, according to the developers.

The land formerly housed the one-room historic schoolhouse that was moved to Greenmead Historical Park in 2016, While the site is in the City of Westland border, it is in the Livonia Public Schools district which owned the property. The school district sold the land to Infinity Homes in 2017.
The final plan was approved by a 5-2 vote with council members Peter Herzberg and Mike MeDermott casting the no votes. The land was zoned as residential and required a change to allow condominiums at the site. McDermott did vote in favor of the rezoning which was approved on a 6-1 vote with Herzberg casting the only no vote.