Kochville Township Planning Commission meeting tonight
September 12, 2005 —
The Kochville Township Planning Commission is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss the rezoning of land at Pierce and Davis roads for an expansion of the Campus Village.
The Commission will vote on whether to recommend the rezoing for approval or denial. Either way, the rezoning will move on to the Saginaw County Metropolitan Planning Commission for review.
Finally, that commission will forward their recommendation to the Kochville Township Board, which will take in the opinions of the two planning commissions, and ultimately make a decision whether to rezone the land mixed-use.
The meeting tonight is open to the public, meaning students and faculty alike can come to the Township Hall to voice their opinions.
Many Township's residents are against the rezoning, including SVSU social work professor Stephen J. Yanca, who referred to Campus Village as a "student ghetto."
The Campus Village proposal includes loft apartments and small businesses where the two roads intersect. The proposal is designed to further the Township's plan for Cardinal Square.
Previous construction by Campus Village in Kochville Township focused solely on multi-family units. The rezoning would change the land from single-family to mixed-use, allowing Campus Village to add a new dimension to the area around campus.