Oakland Township Historic District Commission Landscape Master Plan

Oakland Township Historic District Commission Landscape Master Plan at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

Oakland TownshipThe Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) is happy to announce its contract with Brian Devlin, Preservation Concepts Landscape Architect. Preservation Concepts will work closely with the HDC to create a Landscape Master Plan for Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) located at 388 West Predmore Road in Oakland Township.  Brian Devlin is an established landscape architect who specializes in historic properties. CLF is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, a historic resource in Oakland Township, and funded by the Township’s local preservation millage. The HDC received a $2,500 grant match from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and issued through the Michigan Preservation Funds.

The Landscape Master Plan will incorporate the history of the farm while providing restoration of the site – spanning from the agricultural farming ownership of the Kline family, to the later 1930s development of a country retreat, to the communal years and beyond. Thursday, March 31, 2016, a charrette open house will be held at CLF to develop treatment options with requested community input. Everyone is welcome to attend and we hope you can assist us in this endeavor.

“CLF will benefit from citizen input to aid in the planning of the landscape for the preservation of its former historic past and glory,” added David Phillips, Vice-chair of the Historic District Commission.

The goal of the HDC is to broaden the farmsteads visibility and encourage the landscape development in a historic and culturally sensitive manner. These elements of local involvement will strengthen the interest to connect its function to our cultural heritage for our residents to enjoy.

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