Introduction

Residential home construction in the City of Northville’s established neighborhoods has increased in recent years.  The Planning Commission is embarking on a study of new home trends and their impact on the City and its character.  New home trends seen in Northville include larger homes and garages compared to the immediate neighborhood.  Some existing homes have been torn down and replaced with new, larger homes, and other homes have been added onto.  Northville is part of the national trend toward larger homes. Nationally, the average home in 2010 was 2,250 square feet – nearly 50% more space than in the 1970s, when homes averaged 1,500 square feet. 

The purpose of the study is to determine if the City’s policies and regulations provide the desired standards for residents and potential residents regarding trends in new home construction and home additions.  As part of this study, the Planning Commission is soliciting residents’ opinions.  Please answer the following questions to add your opinions to the Planning Commission’s deliberations.  You can provide input until Friday, November 2, 2018.  You can also answer these questions via paper available at the Building Department or Northville's Public Library.  Paper copies may be submitted to the Building Department Counter at City Hall or the Library Information Desk. 

Please tell your neighbors, family and friends that live or own residential property in the City about this study, and encourage them to participate.  Thank you for your input!     

If you would like to hear the Planning Commission’s discussions about this topic, their meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month, and all residents are invited to attend.  Agendas are available on the City’s website: http://www.ci.northville.mi.us/ under “Agendas/Minutes/Meeting Notices.”

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