COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich.-If you've driven near Rockford lately, chances are you've seen the signs asking people to "Prevent the Pit."
It's a push through the website preventthepit.org to have Sable Developing get rid of the pile of sand that sits on Shaner Avenue near 11 Mile Road.
Homeowners who recently purchased from Sable Homes say they were told by Sable that two homes would be built there. Eric Mueller, who lives right next door to the pile told us, "I wouldn't have bought the house if they would have told us they were doing this."
Local Real Estate broker Rick Osborn with Homesights Incorporated told us he's having a hard time selling another older home that's currently for sale on that same street.
"They put it on the market and I got a call right away, for somebody who wanted to take a look at it this week. And when I called them back yesterday, they’ve changed their mind because they heard about the pit.”
Meanwhile, Sable said in a statement to FOX 17 that, "Sable discovered a deposit of a certain type of sand, which there is a lack of availability. The repurposing of the sand will fill a community need whether it is for building and repairing roads in northern Kent County, as a mixture with salt to keep roads safe in the Winter, or for other building or recreational needs."
Sable Homes has filed for a Special Use Permit and the matter will be taken up at the Courtland Township Planning Commission on April 30th.