CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF ORION
OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Samantha Timko 248-391-0304 ext. 1002
ORION TOWNSHIP HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING
FOR THE BROWN & JOSLYN ROAD GATEWAY BEAUTIFICATION
What: Orion Township holds ribbon cutting event in celebration of the completion of the gateway beautification project at the corner of Brown and Joslyn Roads.
Who: The public is invited and encouraged to attend this event.
When: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Where: Brown and Joslyn Roads
Parking is available at Lake Orion Roofing (881 Brown Road) and Tommy’s Car Wash/Mattress Firm (861 Brown Road)
Why: Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett, Township Trustees, and the Corridor Improvement Authority Board are excited to extend this invitation to the community so we may celebrate together the beautification of the Brown and Joslyn Road gateway.
Earlier this year, the Township was awarded a $25,000 grant from CN, in partnership with America in Bloom, through their EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program. This program was established to provide matching grant funding to green communities where CN operates. The Township’s project was to transform the existing brush and overgrowth at the Brown and Joslyn Roads gateway to enhanced landscaping with native, low-maintenance evergreens and floral plants. Additionally, a gateway sign that is reflective of the community’s brand and image is being commissioned for installation later this year.
The beautification of the eastern border of the CIA has been a priority of the CIA Board and has been in development since the initial planning phases of the CIA Development & Tax Increment Financing Plan in 2015. Off to a positive start, the CIA has seen the completion of the Brown Road widening and improvement project, Baldwin Road streetscape project, and the
development of a Menards, Checker’s restaurant, Tommy’s car wash, and residential townhome development. Currently under construction are a Mattress Firm, the Hyatt House Hotel, and the Grand Square of Orion which will feature three hotels, a Culver’s restaurant, and a Texas Roadhouse.
The beautification of the southeast gateway into Orion Township and the Corridor Improvement Authority will finish a major milestone for the community and ensure the existing environmental degradation of the site from litter and roadway debris is regularly cleaned. The intersection will be a showcase reflective of the community’s environmental stewardship and hometown pride.