Thursday, February 25, 2021

Planning commission OKs changes to building

Changes in the business climate imposed by health concerns during the pandemic have impacted plans for a new retail shop in downtown Northville.

Members of the Northville Planning Commission reviewed new plans submitted by Dominic Maltese for changes to the construction at 345 Cady St. during their Feb. 2 meeting.

While a retail shop had originally been planned for the first floor of the three-story building, Maltese submitted new plans which would has a café or coffee shop on the street level of the building. The two upper floors are still designated as rental office space as originally approved by the commission.

Maltese said the new plan would complement patrons at Tipping Point Theatre located across the street from the  building and would be an asset to the community.

Commissioners’ only concern was the required parking with the change but Sally Elmiger from Carlisle Wortman and Associates, a firm which assists city planning in Northville, said recalculations based on the new information and plan would not require any additional parking spaces. 

The revised plan will now go before members of the city council for final approval.