CONSTRUCTION ON LAND PURCHASED BY CITY TO IMPROVE WATER SERVICES ALSO MEANS GROWTH
Corunna City Manager Joe Sawyer Says 14 New Residential Lots Coming
Corunna Now photo
You've seen crews clearing trees and debris on the land across from John Street, along the railroad tracks on S. Shiawassee on the city's edge and been wondering what's coming to that space. We have the answer.
That parcel of land was purchased by the city of Corunna, City Manager Joe Sawyer told Corunna Now, as part of a project to improve water services to some residents in that area.
"We have had significant issues with water volume/pressure for properties south of the railroad track on South Shiawassee Street and on East john Street," he said. "The main line has significant iron buildup, and is not on a loop. Rather then tear up South Shiawassee Street to replace the line in place, the city opted to purchase the property south west of the tracks so we can create a water loop to South Shiawassee Street."
Sawyer said additional disadvantages of replacing the current line would be the need to replace the rail crossing, and the difficulty in providing continued water service during constructio,n given the lack of a loop.
"The advantage of the new line, in addition to the establishment of the loop, is that approximately 14 residential lots will become available for sale, and the water loop established is part of a long-term plan to loop South Comstock street and provide an additional loop to the 200 acres of industrial land on Parmenter Rd."
The contractor is currently clearing the land for the construction of underground utilities; water, storm, sewer, and the creation of a storm water retention pond. Sawyer said utilities will be installed yet this year and a "West John Street" roadway will be constructed in the spring.
RESIDENTS PREVIEW NEW PLEASANT VIEW
New Pleasant View Facility Will Offer Residents Private Rooms
In the photo above, Shana Espinoza, Pleasant View Administrator, shows residents what their new, spacious private rooms will look like. Right now, most rooms at the current facility on south Norton Street have three or four people in one room.