Saline city councilmember David Rhoads says he has been in contact with an interested developer; though Rhoads doesn't identify him, rumor has it that the party is Ann Arbor's Alex du Parry. Rhoads, who describes his role as "facilitator," says the developer has in mind a project similar in size and scope to Phases 1 and 2 of Concannon's abortive effort, which would have contained 60,000 square feet with stores on the first level and condos on the second and third, "but much more attractive--more in harmony with the look of downtown Saline." At this point, however, nothing has been formally offered or proposed.
Meanwhile, thanks to Szabo, neighbors are enjoying the current bucolic scene. Earlier this summer, one South Lewis Street resident was seen there, photographing butterflies.
[Originally published in November, 2012.]