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Ann Arbor City Apartments Public Meeting

9. November 2007 • Juliew
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Friday, November 9 at 6:00pm in Council Chambers

Notice of a public meeting to discuss the Ann Arbor City Apartments has been posted on the City’s web site. This is the development proposed for the corner of First and Washington where the parking structure used to be. It is currently a surface parking lot. The proposal includes 146 new apartments and 241 parking spaces.

  1. There doesn’t seem to have been much publicity for this meeting. This flyer just recently appeared on the City’s website. It is unclear if it is going to be televised.

       —Juliew    Nov. 9 '07 - 03:11AM    #
  2. So, for participants in the second Ride Around Town, starting at today [Friday, 9 November] at 5:30pm from Liberty Plaza Park, there will be a tough choice after the roughly 30-minute easy-pedaling cycling tour around downtown Ann Arbor: (1) head to a local eatery to begin weekend drinking (2) head to Council Chambers for public meeting on 1st and Washington development.

    Well, okay, it’s not that tough a choice.

       —HD    Nov. 9 '07 - 09:40PM    #
  3. Item F-2 in the 11/19/07 Council Agenda is an update from CFO Tom Crawford on this project. He says this meeting met the developer’s requirement for a community engagement plan. Three members of the public showed up. The developer said there would be more public meetings but this memo indicates the only additional meetings will be those required by the normal planning process.

    I asked the developer for an electronic version of the presentation so it could be put on the web. I also wanted to verify the size of the proposed building, which appears to be 8 stories of apartments plus 4 stories of parking. 1-3 stories of parking are above grade depending on which part of the site you look at so that makes the total building 9-12 stories tall,or about the size of Ashley Terrace. The residential portion is supposed to be apartments, which will rent for 1,000 to 1,200 per month plus utilities and parking.

       —karen sidney    Nov. 19 '07 - 10:04PM    #