Mirage Development Donation Covers 25% Local Match for MNRTF Grant
Novi resident and local developer Claudio Rossi has submitted a letter of commitment on behalf of Mirage Development to the City of Novi to donate 36 acres of land. The commitment to donate 36 acres of land is for the purpose of covering the City's 25% local match for the MNRTF grant. The donated property, appraised at $185,000, will provide the value in land to cover the City's portion of the MNRTF grant. The 36 acre property is located on Meadowbrook Road, just west of the 14+ acre Roskelly property.
The final land donation totaled 40 acres.
In addition to providing the City's local match for the MNRTF grant, the Mirage property includes very high-quality natural areas that can help boost the score of the City's grant application. The features of the property include:
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory: Priority Natural Resources Area
- Regulated Wetlands
- Regulated Woodlands
- The Middle Rouge River flows through the property before entering Meadowbrook Lake
- 100 year floodplain
- Valuable Wildlife Habitat Area: City of Novi Wildlife Habitat Master Plan