New Subdivision Gets Recommendation

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On the agenda at the Delta Township Planning Commission meeting was the second proposal for a new subdivision to be built across from Waldumar Nature Center (north of Old Lansing Road.)

Dozens of local residents came to the meeting to oppose the development. They said the 26 homes to be built on 12 acres is too many; it will create too much noise and traffic; and it doesn't fit in with the natural area. Other neighbors are concerned about cutting into the wetlands which the plan calls for three houses to do. Neighbors are concerned about the health risks related to disturbing the natural protective nature of the wetlands. Others are concerned with drainage problems.

But planning director Mark Graham said the developers deny impending drainage problems and said the houses meet sizing requirements for the area. Graham also said the wetlands are not protected wetlands as verified by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

The double-cul de sac development will be connected to Old Lansing Road via Morris Street if approved by the Township Board.