Meadowbrook Park Information
On December 6, 2005, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Board of Trustees recommended to Governor Jennifer M. Granholm that 52 recreation projects and land acquisitions totaling $37,315,500 be funded for 2006. The board had considered 160 applications for projects and acquisitions totaling $76 million, which were competitively evaluated based on scoring criteria approved by the board.
Village Wood Lake/Orchard Hills West Acquisition. The board recommended $846,338 for Novi to acquire 51 acres containing 5,200 feet of frontage on the Rouge River and wetlands in Oakland County.
Learn more about the grant proposal and the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.
- On March 30, 2009, the City of Novi completed the acquisition of the 54 acres (originally 51 acres) of parkland.
- On December 3, 2005, the City Council approved appropriating approximately $52,000 from the proceeds of the sale of property at Grand River and Novi Road to secure the local match for the grant.
- On July 29, 2005, the City of Novi submitted the MNRTF grant application to the Department of Natural Resources in Lansing.
- The City Council held a public hearing on the grant proposal on July 25, 2005. The Council approved the grant application.
- The City Council held a public hearing on the Community Recreation Plan amendment on July 25, 2005. The Plan amendment, which needed to be approved to ensure that the grant application qualified for a MNRTF grant, was approved 7 - 0.
- City staff drafted amendments to the Community Recreation Plan in support of the grant proposal.
- The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission held a public hearing on the amendments and sent a positive recommendation to the City Council by a vote of 5 - 0 on July 21, 2005. The Commission also sent a positive recommendation on the grant proposal by a vote of 5 - 0.
Learn more about the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund program that helped preserve this property on Meadowbrook Road.
Floristic Quality Assessment for properties East and West of Meadowbrook Road: A study by Dr. Brian Klatt in July 2005 and updated in September 2006 assessing the quality of the flora associated with the 51 acres approved for the 2005 MNRTF grant.