Developers of student housing project The Grove to hold second public meeting Wednesday
The project, located on a 15-acre site just south of the church building off South Maple Road near Pauline Boulevard, drew criticism at the first citizen participation meeting Jan. 19.
Campus Crest agreed to hold a second citizen participation meeting at the request of an attendee.
The company is proposing 10 to 12 three-story apartment buildings, totaling about 224 units each with two or three bedrooms. It includes one parking space per bed, and would likely include shuttling students to and from campus.
About 50 members of the community came to the first meeting, and many of the concerns stemmed from the project’s similarities to the controversial 42 North Project, which never moved forward after receiving approval from city council.
A major concern: the site’s distance from the University of Michigan campus.
Other concerns raised among attendees included stormwater management, water pressure issues, traffic and transportation, home values, safety, and whether the demand for student housing can support another apartment project.