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North Main Condominiums partner withdraws

16. October 2004 • Murph
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Toll Brothers, the Pennsylvania-based development company, has pulled its support from the contentious North Main Condominiums proposal. The project was tabled at a recent Ann Arbor Planning Commission meeting after neighbors voiced heavy opposition and the developers asked for time to prepare a revised proposal.

From today’s Ann Arbor News:

“There were too many uncertainties, too many hurdles,” said Bloomfield Township developer Mel VanderBrug, who with fellow developer Don Colone, had co-partnered with Toll Brothers on the project . . . A written statement from VanderBrug says he recently asked the city Planning Commission to table the proposal so they could redesign the project and that he and Colone are talking with other possible partners. In a telephone interview, VanderBrug said they might also downsize the project.

Jean Carlberg, member of the City Council and Planning Commission, expressed hope that another developer can come forward with a plan for the site that will be more acceptable to the neighborhood.