Resident concerns lead to new plans for Grand Blanc golf course

Residents of Grand Blanc are not giving up on making their voices heard regarding the future of the now abandoned golf course on Perry Road. Once again, the plans for the old The Jewel will be presented and the locals are ready to react.

In January, The Jewel’s new owners, Statewide Management, LLC., based in Macomb Country, Mich., had hinted at plans for the property. At that time, Grand Blanc City officials reported that the new owners had discussed changes, including developing the north side of the existing property by omitting 9 holes from the playing course.

Last month, plans surfaced revealing the company planned to add 124 new single-family homes and condominiums to the once-popular golf course location. Along with this announcement plans also omitted part of the once popular public golf course and this was not exactly welcomed by owners who had appreciated their home being located on the course.

At the Greater White Planning Commission meeting for the past few months, many residents expressed their thoughts on the proposed project, citing concerns about property values, traffic and infrastructure. Tonight, Monday September 19, the commission will meet again and residents along the GBPC will hear the plans adjusted by the current owners.

According to ABC12, the new plans call for 52 residents to be built on a new street to be added along the west side of Genesee Road north of Perry Road. This development will be called Queen’s Meadows. Along with this, 91 additional homes would be built on the east side of Genesee Road in an area called Queen’s Highlands.

People wishing to know the complete plans can attend the meeting of the planning commission scheduled from 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Blanc town hall.

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