Township okays land transfer for more houses

As seen in The Independent

Dundee Township Board has approved a land transfer for about 90-acres in the Rogers-Stowell-Covell Road area for a new subdivision. Rogers Stowell & Associates real estate developers plan to put about 85 residential units on 35-acres. The development is to be known as “Larchmont Park.” There also are some vague plans to add commercial and industrial developments to the property. Some of the Rogers Stowell partners are part of the company developing the 700-home Arbor Chase subdivision north of the high school.

The board held a public hearing about the matter before the start of the regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Dundee Township Board and the developers had a formal development agreement, which they reviewed virtually line by line at the meeting. The agreement was worked out between the developers and a subcommittee of the township including Supervisor Joanna Uhl and Trustee Rollo Juckette. The land-transfer into the village is necessary for the property to be eligible for municipal water and sewer service from the village. Developer Andrew Milia said that even with the land-transfer approval, development is still a couple years away, since various permits and approvals are needed from the Monroe County Road Commission, Monroe County Drain Commission, and the village. “We think we have captured all the concerns that were raised by the township,” said Mr. Milia.

The developers agreed to pave Lafler and Covell roads through the development. Specific construction routes are to be utilized to minimize damage to the fragile roads. Mr. Milia said he didn’t know for sure what would be done with the company’s property located across for the GEMA engine plants, or along the Dundee-Azalia frontage.