Northville Township Dedicates One-Acre Park at Village at Northville

Northville Township Dedicates One-Acre Park at Village at Northville

Northville Township Dedicates One-Acre Park at Village at Northville
Posted on 07/08/2020
VAN Park OpeningNorthville Township Supervisor Robert Nix and the Board of Trustees dedicated the park at Village at Northville on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The park is one of the jewels of the long-awaited, 53-acre, $175 million mixed-use development that replaces the former Scott Correctional Facility at the northwest corner of Five Mile and Beck roads. 

“This transformational project forever changes the complexion and image of a key southern gateway to the community,” said Supervisor Nix.

The master-planned, integrated village will include an upscale 283 unit “loft” apartment building with an internal parking deck, 64 townhomes, 108 single-family homes, neighborhood retailers, a Hilton Home2 hotel, a specialty grocery store, premier restaurant and area for future commercial construction.

The centerpiece of the entire development is a carefully crafted one-acre park, which will serve not only the residents of the Village and Northville, but will be available six times a year as a Northville Township venue for music, picnics, a farmer’s market and other activities in cooperation with the Northville Chamber of Commerce. The Township’s goal is to host the first event before year end. 

Local area artists, Nancy and Russell Thayer, were commissioned to create two sculptural park elements. These sculptures, together with a series of permanent commemorative plaques designed by the Northville Township Historic District Commission (HDC), delineate a history of this site and several other historically significant Northville Township sites. 

Township Clerk and HDC member Marjorie Banner said, “I am very appreciative of the fact that some Northville Township history could be incorporated as part of this beautiful new park.” 

The park was required as part of the project to provide the Township with “downtown” type events for its residents, Nix said, and was added to this development at no cost to the Township.