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At a Planning Commission working session last week, builder Alex de Parry discussed conceptual plans for a four-story, 84-unit redevelopment of six properties he owns on South Fifth Avenue. The properties (some pictured at right) are 407-433 S. Fifth, just south of William St., which are currently houses broken up into 22 rental apartments. (de Parry also owns 403 S. Fifth, on the corner of William, but that property is not included in the plans.) From the Ann Arbor News:
If built, City Place would likely be one of the first large-scale new construction rental developments targeted at the middle-income market – dubbed workforce housing – near downtown Ann Arbor in years.
The project would not be done as a PUD; de Parry instead suggests that a “conditional rezoning” could be used. This mechanism, a new addition to the State enabling legislation, allows a rezoning to be done while also placing limitations on the use and form of the property beyond those in the new zoning district.
de Parry intends to submit formal plans within 2 months.
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