McConley Cove condominium development receives green light from Portage City Council

Melissa Bradford

PORTAGE, MI — Tentative plans for 40 one-spouse and children condominium residences on the south side of Portage were accredited Tuesday night time by the city council.

Initially advised for approval in mid-December by the Portage Setting up Fee, city council voted unanimously on Tuesday, Jan. 10, to approve strategies for the McConley Cove Growth.

To be developed by AVB, who has designs to crack floor in the spring, McConley Cove will be located on a 16.25-acre parcel northwest of 1075 Bacon Ave. The parcel is nestled among South Westnedge Avenue and the Eliason Nature Reserve to the west and Portage Road and Austin Lake to the east.

Prices for the houses are anticipated to start in the mid to upper $400,000 selection and peak at far more than $600,000.

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Acceptance of the growth experienced been detailed on the city’s consent agenda, but was eliminated for a transient dialogue at Tuesday’s meeting by Councilmember Terry City. He lifted an difficulty with a deficiency of clarity more than distinct house delineations on the developer’s tentative strategies and requested that a pair of unconnected sidewalks in the layout options be linked.

Right after the short dialogue, City moved to grant tentative approval of the improvement with it getting observed that the developer would, in superior religion, abide by by with making certain the sidewalks be connected.

The upcoming improvement will be situated amongst the Sterling Oakes West condominium local community and The Pines one-household residence community. Options call for AVB to produce a 100-foot-vast parkway named McConley Cove Way that will link both of those Chaucer Avenue to the south and Gulfport Path to the north.

AVB bought the undeveloped property from Wolverine Holding Co. LLC, in 2021 and properly went as a result of a rezoning system in the spring to progress ideas for the enhancement.

The land experienced at first been section of one more proposed project that was authorised in 1997, but was under no circumstances designed, according to metropolis preparing files.

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The McConley Cove proposal is composed of 40 new lots for potential one-family members detached properties with a density of 2.46 models/acre. Whole lot sizes are predicted to range from 9,600 square-toes to 17,435 sq.-ft in sizing and households will be a mix of one- and two-tale detached properties.

Each individual house, the developer said, will be developed with both a two- or three-car or truck garage and a paved driveway.

A letter beforehand submitted by AVB principal Jack Gesmundo to the town organizing division said that the enterprise designs to develop the group in a person or two phases relying on the economic conditions when development commences.

If the selection is created to establish out the growth in phases, the next phase would start in spring 2026, Gesmundo reported.

The developer options to use its in-dwelling structure and inside choice groups to help clients with range of ground programs, colours and other resources to build the residences to the preference of the customer.

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