CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A proposed development opposed by neighbors will move forward.
During its regular meeting November 20, the Cascade Township Board unanimously approved an ordinance amendment and rezoning request, clearing the way for a new subdivision behind the Walmart on 28th Street SE. The development, called White Water Place, is expected to include up to 89 ranch style rental homes.
Before the board made its decision, Township Manager Ben Swayze says some neighbors from a nearby condominium complex spoke out against the development, citing traffic concerns. More than 50 neighbors also signed a petition opposing rezoning the lot for the development.
Swayze says the Kent County Road Commission will look into how to time the signal at Kraft Avenue to alleviate any traffic issues. Ohio based Redwood Acquisition is expected to begin construction on White Water Place in the first quarter of 2014.