- The City and DDA worked with Gibbs Planning in 2015 to identify future commercial development opportunities for the downtown. The market study compliments the work undertaken for hte 2016 MLUP update.
Downtowon Market Study Analysis (Gibbs Planning)
Office Market Study
Residential Market Study
- The City partnered with Carl Walker Parking Consultants and Republic Parking System to study parking traffic in our downtown. Parking demand studies help us understand the current usage of our parking system.
2015 Downtown Parking Demand Study
2017 Westside Parking Demand Update
- The City partnered with Opus International to study the vehicular traffic and turning movements within the Development on Troy study area. The purpose of the current traffic study is to help us understand the impacts of each concept on the existing street network. Preserving safety and avoiding intorducing more traffic in the residential neighborhoods near the proposed development are two priority guiding principles.
Spring 2017 Traffic Impact Study
- June 6 Community Input Presentation
Location: Rust Belt Market
Date: June 6, 2017
Time: 6-8 p.m.
City Council & Planning Commission
- March 13, 2017: CIty Council W. Troy Parking Development Update
The CIty Manager's office presented an update on the W. Troy Parking Development to City Council during the March 13 City Council meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting, City Council approved funding to initiate the design phase for the parking development. Council directed the project team to bring back two design concepts for public comment in by early May, 2017.
Concept 1: Mixed Use Parking Development:
- 4 levels of parking; 390 parking spaces.
- Street level commercial space; 16,500 sf of retail or office
- Improved southern alley; explore sustainable or green alley elements
- W. Troy Streetscape improvements; explore special event plaza, community gathering spaces, downtown pocket park space
Project Timeline - Estimated 12-15 months
Project Cost breakdown:
- $9.5-$12 million - 4 levels of parking
- $1.5-$ 2 million - Street level commercial space
- $1.5-$2 million - Special events plaza and green alley
- $2.$2.5 million - Transfer floor for future 2 levels of office space
Concept 2: Single Use Parking Deck
- 3 levels of parking; 300 parking spaces
City Council requested staff to provide a second option that consider introducing a simple pre-cast parking deck onto the W. Troy site.
A comparable reference has been the small 233 space parking platform in downtown Rochester, Michigan. The project team will work with Rochester to better understand anticipated project costs and timelines. Updates will be published to this page by April 18th.
- August 2, 2017: PUD Pre-Application Meeting
8/2/17 Supplemental Packet (includes following exhibits: Cover letter, MLUP excerpts, Downtown Market Study, Traffic Impact Study
8/2/17 Planning Commission Submittal Packet
Further refinements will be approved by the Planning Commission and City Council. Carl Walker, Inc, retained as the City's Parking Consultant, will be responsible for authoring the final bid documents for this PUD. Per the zoning ordinance, the City attended a PUD pre-application meeting with the Planning Commission on August 2nd, 2017. Per the Zoning Ordinance, the preliminary PUD plan presented in this packet will cover the eight points identified below. Most the information in this plan has been developed during an extensive public engagement process and in conjunction with the Downtown Parking Committee and the Steering Committee over the past years.
- General location map
- A map indicating the zoning designations and land uses of the site and surrounding properties
- Acreage of the site
- Vehicular circulation system / associated traffic study
- General locations and approximate size of any natural features of the site
- General location and size of the buildings, parking, and open space areas
- General description of the proposed sewage treatment and water supply systems and proposed storm water drainage system
- Description of how the proposed PUD will result in recognizable and substantial benefits to the city that would not be available under the underlying zoning district.
- September 20, 2017: PUD Application Submittal / Special Land Use Submittal
The Planning Commission received and unanimously approved of the City's PUD application and special land use submittal during a speical meeting of the Planning Commission held on September 20, 2017.
9/20/2017 Supplemental Packet
9/20/2017 PUD Submittal (includes Staff Report, Letter and PUD agreement, Site Plan Submittal)
9/20/2017 Design Presentation
- June 25, 2018: Amended PUD Submittal / Special Land Use Submittal
June 25th City Council Packet