Is a Major New Development Going in Grand Blanc Township?
There has been plenty of chatter around Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc Township with curiosity over what's being built near Grand Blanc Road and Fenton Road. It turns out, it's not a senior living facility.
That's not the only major project nearby, though.
What's being built along Grand Blanc Road?
Since it isn't a senior living facility, if you guessed apartments, you're correct. I spoke with Grand Blanc Township's Planning and Zoning Clerk, Maria Brown, who clarified the new structures will become Grand Summit Apartments being constructed by Triumph Engineering.
The view from Grand Blanc Road near the Thornridge Apartments Entrance. Just below is the view driving into Thornridge's main entrance (behind what you see from Grand Blanc Road).
So far, it looks like they have around six or seven structures erected with room for plenty more. This is the view from the drive into Thornridge Apartments (below).
So, is this project related to what else is happening across the street in the corn field and along Fenton Road?
What's happening on Fenton Road south of Grand Blanc Road?
At first, I thought a new subdivision was going in along Fenton Road across from the pumpkin patch. Brown assures me that's not the case. Rather, it's a massive easement created to make utility improvements.
I'm sure the neighbors are loving that (sarcasm). This project runs back into the corn field that runs along Grand Blanc Road (across from the new apartments and Brick Street).
Growth is good for our area -- better than the mass exodus that's happened over the last 20 years.
Bonus info, if you're wondering when the Grand Blanc Road widening will be completed, Brown tells me November at the latest, but should be October if the weather cooperates.