The three properties, located in Macomb Township, Sterling Heights and Chesterfield Township just might make all of your suburban dreams come true.
According to county public works officials, the properties may be worth “several million dollars,” and were deemed excess after a review by Candice Miller, the former U.S. House Representative turned Macomb County Drain Commissioner.
The properties include:
8.89 acres at the northwest corner of M-59 and Garfield. That property is currently be leased by the Michigan Dept. of Transportation to use as a staging area for the reconstruction work along M-59. Sale of that property would most likely include a stipulation to allow MDOT to continue to use that property for the life of that project.
4.58 acres along Ryan Road, between 18 and 19 Mile roads in Sterling Heights.
5.7 acres at the southeast corner of 21 Mile Road and Sugarbush Road in Chesterfield Township.
The proceeds from the sale of the properties will be returned to their respective drainage districts. The properties on M-59 and 21 Mile Road are both owned by the Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage District (MIDD).
“There is no reason for these properties to just sit vacant when they could be returned to the local tax roll and be considered for future development,” Commissioner Miller said. “Part of our mission is to contribute to the economic vitality of our community and sitting on properties for years for no reason does not serve that purpose.”