MONROE A state agency has begun a study of the impact of a proposed 5,000-acre housing and retail development in Milan Township.
Officials at the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments said they hope to complete their study by November.
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Enterprises of West Bloomfield, Mich., want to build the development to offer a lower-price housing alternative to Ann Arbor, 15 miles north of township. The development, modeled after all-inclusive developments in Arizona and California, would take up nearly 20 percent of the township s property.
Township and Monroe County officials asked SEMCOG to determine whether the township can handle the project.