By the mid-1980 the process that a developer had to go through in order to do a platted sub had become onerous and time consuming. It often took a year just to get the necessary permissions to begin the development. Builder looked around for relief from the platted sub processes and found it in Michigan’s Condo laws and rules. Condo complexes were a newer type of multiple unit dwelling and more governed by laws and rules that were also more modern. One major difference was in the roads within a condo complex. They are designed to be private and to remain private upon completion of the complex. Maintenance of those roads is planned into the long term maintenance plans for the complex and are the responsibility of the condo homeowners association, along with exterior maintenance and maintenance and insurance for any common elements like pools or parks or entrances (gates, islands, etc.).