The North Village RFP

North Village RFP (click here)



Mixed-use development to offer public amenities and connections to Downtown Whitmore Lake.


Northfield Township, MI; January 15, 2018---Northville-based municipal services firm McKenna Associates is working with Northfield Township to issue the North Village Request for Proposals. North Village is an approximately 23-acre site on Whitmore Lake next to the Northfield Township Post Office. The development is intended to complement the surrounding neighborhoods and traditional character of Downtown Whitmore Lake, while also emphasizing lake views and natural features. The Township and its residents envision a dynamic site that will include a town green, public parking, and mixed-use buildings with restaurants, retail, and residential units.

“This is a unique and rare opportunity to develop such a large parcel with frontage on all-sports Whitmore Lake,” said Township Supervisor Marlene Chockley. “Our vision of mixed-use development promises to make this area a vibrant gathering place for residents and guests.”

Township Manager Steve Aynes will lead the effort in conjunction with Northfield Township’s Board of Trustees and the consultant, McKenna Associates. The McKenna team includes President John Jackson, AICP & LEED GA, and Director of Urban Design, Paul Lippens, AICP.

“Northfield Township is invested in creating an active and attractive Whitmore Lake waterfront,” said Mr. Lippens.  “It’s exciting that the Board is moving forward with seeking partners to bring the community’s vision to life.”

Successful responses to the RFP will enhance the community of Northfield Township through the innovative design of the North Village site and structures.  Proposals are due May 16, 2018 at 4 P.M.

For more information:

Steve Aynes                                                             Paul Lippens, AICP
Township Manager                                                    Director of Transportation and Urban Design               
Northfield Township                                                  McKenna Associates
734-449-2880 ext. 12                                               248-596-0920


The schedule for solicitation, receipt, and evaluation of proposals is anticipated to be as follows:

  • Pre-proposal meeting: February 21, 2018. 2PM Northfield Township Hall, 8350 Main St., Whitmore Lake, MI
  • Deadline for written questions, notice of intent to respond, and requests for additional information: March 21, 2018, 4:00 P.M.
         By Email: Steve Aynes, Township Manager:

         By Mail:
         Steve Aynes
         Northfield Township Manager
         8350 Main St. 
         Whitmore Lake, Michigan 48189
  • Answers to questions received will be posted on the Township website and distributed via email on March 28, 2018.
  • Proposals Submitted: May 16, 2018, 4:00 P.M.
  • Steering Committee Evaluation Period: May 16, 2018 to June 20, 2018.
  • Board Evaluation Period and Selection of Development Proposals: Through July 2018.