The public workshops included in the Calthorpe Associates’ Downtown Development Strategies study of Ann Arbor’s downtown zoning have been scheduled. MLive’s version being easier to copy/paste than the City’s PDF:
Interactive public design workshops
All workshops will be held in the ballroom on the second floor of the Courthouse Square Senior Apartments, 100 S. Fourth Ave.
- 6-9 p.m. July 28
- 6-9 p.m. Sept. 22
- 6-9 p.m. Nov. 3
At the first workshop, participants will be grouped into design teams and asked to use streetscape maps and icons to collaboratively develop a preferred approach to future growth downtown.
The two subsequent workshops will refine the preferred downtown development strategy directions and identify zoning inconsistencies.
Public lectures on urban development
- July 27: Regionalism and urbanism by Peter Calthorpe, author of “The Regional City’’ and principal in Calthorpe Associates; 7-8:30 p.m., Courthouse Square Senior Apartments ballroom, 200 S. Fourth Ave.
- Sept. 8: Retail economics by Robert Gibbs, urban planner; 7-8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Multipurpose Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
- Sept. 15: Transportation, by Walter Kulash, traffic expert; 7-8:30 p.m., Architecture Auditorium, Bonisteel Boulevard, University of Michigan North Campus.
- Oct. 20: Zoning policy and land use by Rick Hills, U-M professor of law; 7-8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Multipurpose Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
- Oct. 27: Architecture and design guidelines, moderated by Douglas Kelbaugh, dean of the U-M College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 7-8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library, Multipurpose Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
For project updates, log on to www.a2gov.org/downtown.
(Note that the “project updates” link currently points to a page on tomorrow night’s “town hall meeting” on the three-site plan and greenways).
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