Commission approves senior living facility plan

TROY — The Troy Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved the final development plan for the senior living facility development, which will be located off of Towne Park Drive.

The commission also approved a recommendation of the 14.577-acre senior living facility’s development’s record plan for city council.

Planning and zoning manager Tim Davis presented the property’s information, which contained more detailed information such as landscaping and utility details from previous reports.

The plans included the restrictive covenants for the property between the city of Troy and the Unified Property Group LLC, of Michigan.

Director of public service and safety Patrick Titterington asked Davis if city engineer Jillian Rhoades had approved the plan. Davis aid the plan met her approval.

Titterington asked if the developer had selected a facade for the exterior of its buildings, which Davis said has not been selected.

In the protective covenants and restrictions agreement, it states the senior living facility’s building material must have a minimum of 60 percent of either brick or stone on the exterior on all sides of the building. Vinyl siding will also be used on the exterior of the building. In prior meetings, developer representatives have stated they will select stone or brick based on the material’s cost in the area at the time of construction.

Also listed under permitted uses, no more than 40 percent of the property may be designated for retail use and must be used solely by the residents and families of the residents of the senior living facility. In prior meetings, planners said the facility would house a cafe-style eating area instead of the classic cafeteria.

The retirement facility will be located behind Walmart and will not provide nursing home care. In the TIF application, the 24-hour senior care facility is projected to have 45 full-time and 69 part-time positions with an annual payroll between $2.8 to $3 million. Other information included miniumum wage earners and other part-time workers earning $9-13 an hour.