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Downtown Okemos Updates

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

VILLAGE OF OKEMOS PROJECT BRINGING RETAIL, RESTAURANT AND RESIDENTIAL

The Village of Okemos project, into which Douglas J Salon and Spa plans to relocate in 2021, is moving forward with planning including building designs, site plans and street design.

The area is being composed to replicate a "village-like hamlet" reminiscent of the downtowns of yesteryear. To add substance to the beauty, an in-depth market analysis and separate housing study were undertaken. The resulting plans include:

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

GET A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE OF HAMILTON ROAD

The Village of Okemos project has shared initial project renderings of Hamilton Road, and the view from the future home of Douglas J Salon and Spa. The street and building designs feature a tree-lined boulevard, outdoor dining and the work of six different architects to ensure Hamilton Road maintains a unique and varied village feel.
 
The project has also launched a series of ways for Douglas J guests and staff to stay updated on key dates and developments:

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWN OKEMOS MOVES FORWARD 
True North Development presents concept plan for $100 million development in Meridian Township

OKEMOS, Mich. - Imagine sitting on a patio along a tree-lined street, sipping a drink before heading across the boulevard for a haircut. And imagine this idyllic village-like setting replacing the current blighted vacant buildings on the southern corners of Okemos and Hamilton Roads.

Local developer Will Randle, of True North Development, and his team are taking the next steps to move forward on a potential $100 million-plus investment into a mixed-use development on the blocks surrounded by Hamilton Road, Okemos Road and Ardmore Avenue in Okemos. The proposed project is a mixed-use, multistory community with public and private parking centered around a small downtown with restaurants and boutique shops, including a space proposed for Douglas J Salon and Spa.

The project — currently being referred to as The Village of Okemos — is being designed by a team of the nation's best planning, architecture, engineering, landscape, community engagement and traffic experts, including Gibbs Planning Group, Presley Architecture and Hobbs+Black Architects, to ensure it is a national model for redevelopment. The team's goal is to reinvigorate this historic hamlet, rebuilding it into a thriving village with a walkable downtown and establishing it as a true commercial and cultural center for Meridian Township.

Check back here for the latest updates on the project or click on the links below to follow the progress!

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