The future is looking bright for Macomb County! Some recent articles have highlighted the growth and improvements we can expect to see in the future. Here are some highlights:

Greater Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce State of the Community Luncheon

On March 29, representatives from local communities gave an overview of projects and initiatives in their areas for the upcoming year.

Romeo Village

  • Ford Motor Co. has recently announced their plan to spend $150 million to upgrade its Romeo Engine Plant at 32 MIle Rd & Van Dyke.
  • Ford Also plans to create/retain 130 jobs for workers to continue production of engine compenents
  • Romeo Police Department has implemented a Smart 911 program
  • Police Department will also now have a 24-hour drug drop-off policy

Ray Township

  • A new 450-unit residential complex will be going in near 26 Mile & Hayes later this year
  • The golf course at Wolcott Mill Metropark has been torn down and will have a new set up later this year. Possible improvements include a campground, horse or hiking trails. The property will remain part of the township and will be available to the public

Bruce Township

  • An off-ramp will be built at 33 Mile Rd off the Van Dyke Expressway
  • A traffic light will be installed at the intersection of 34 Mile Rd where the expressway narrows to a surface street. This intersection has had three fatal accidents in the past year
  • The Village senior living community construction continues-a individual living facility, a memory care facility, & condominiums are being built with multiple buildings to be opened this year

Washington Township

  • Three new office buildings are going up along Van Dyke Rd near the township municipal office
  • Additionally, 175 building permits were estimated for last fiscal year, and the township has received 209 to date.

For more details, plus information about the remarks made by featured speaker, Candice Miller, click here

Sterling Heights Property Values among the Highest in Michigan

With the highest taxable property value in Macomb County, and the fifth-highest in the state, Sterling Heights has made some amazing improvements since the economic downturns we have seen in the past decade.

According to the City, much of the success has come from controlling municipal costs, and by working to recover revenue.

“This is especially good news for homeowners considering the fact that a home is often an individual or a family’s most valuable asset.” said City Manager Mark Vanderpool at the 4/4/17 City Council Meeting.

For More details, including map comparisons for the rest of Southeastern Michigan, click here