Sagamore Boulevard, Finances, Arts, Beats & Eats on City Commission Agenda Tonight
Royal Oak officials will tackle a busy agenda when they meet at 7:30 p.m. today at City Hall.
At their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall, Royal Oak officials are expected to discuss a variety of matters, including the following: At their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall, Royal Oak officials are expected to discuss a variety of matters, including the following:
Public hearing on request to vacate Sagamore Boulevard
At its Aug. 20 meeting, Royal Oak City Commissioners scheduled a public hearing for tonight regarding a request to vacate the remaining portion of Sagamore Boulevard between the Travelodge Motel, located at 30776 Woodward Ave., Walgreen’s and the Woodward North Apartments to allow for redevelopment of the motel property.
The Travelodge owners are also requesting that easements held by the city within a formerly vacated portion of Sagamore Boulevard and a formerly vacated alley through the middle of their property also be abandoned.
Zaid Elia, of Elia Group, and Arie Lebovitz, of Ari-El Enterprises, told commissioners in July that the real estate developer had plans for the Travelodge site that include developing a 4-story hotel that would serve Beaumont Hospital residents and visiting doctors along with the general public.
“We believe in the community and we believe in the location,” said Lebovitz at a July commision meeting. He told commissioners he has been redeveloping properties for more than 40 years and that he believes a hotel on Woodward in Royal Oak is viable and could compete with hotels in Birmingham.
Other agenda items
- several zoning ordinance amendments - regulation of hotels and motels, co-location of wireless communication facilities, smoking lounges and outpatient medical clinics - all have a first reading
- Permit Parking Ordinance Amendment, second reading
- millage information letter
- Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget Amendments, first amendment
- Major Fund and Arts, Beats & Eats Enterprise Fund financial updates
- discussion of Capital Improvement Plan process as requested by Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Capello and Commissioner David Poulton