A site plan has been approved that will allow a gas station and coffee shop to relocate near a cemetery within Lyon Township.

The Tim Hortons and USA 2 Go gas station will soon be moving from the east side of Milford Road to the west, north of Grand River. The South Lyon Herald reports that the Lyon Township Board of Trustees approved the site plan and special use permit that will allow the two to move to a parcel abutting the New Hudson Cemetery. The cemetery is already in view of several businesses on Milford Road. The site plan requires a 6-foot brick wall be built along the property line with the cemetery.

Developers have also been asked to use ground penetrating radar before construction to help ensure no graves are disturbed. Lyon Township Supervisor John Dolan was pleased with the presented rendering , believing it will protect the cemetery. (MK)