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File #: 13-0961    Version: 1 Name: 9/3/13 Agreement w/WCPR for DF Land Development
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/3/2013 Final action: 9/3/2013
Enactment date: 9/3/2013 Enactment #: R-13-285
Title: Resolution to Approve Participation Agreement with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation for the Purchase of 2 Parcels Owned by DF Land Development LLC in Ann Arbor Township, and Appropriate funds, Not to Exceed $32,200.00 from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage Proceeds (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. DF Land Dev Protected Map v1
Title
Resolution to Approve Participation Agreement with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation for the Purchase of 2 Parcels Owned by DF Land Development LLC in Ann Arbor Township, and Appropriate funds, Not to Exceed $32,200.00 from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage Proceeds (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a resolution to approve a Participation Agreement with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission for the purchase of the two parcels of land owned by DF Land Development LLC located in Ann Arbor Township. Washtenaw County Parks will purchase the fee title to the properties and will own and manage the properties. The resolution also approves an appropriation of funds for 10% of the purchase price, not to exceed $32,200.00 from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage Proceeds.

DF Land Development LLC applied to the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation program and the County has been the lead agency in the negotiations with the landowner. An appraisal was completed in May 2013 and the appraised value of the fee simple title on the properties was determined to be $322,000.00.

The two parcels of land - one 12-acre parcel and one 5-acre parcel - are currently vacant land. The 12-acre parcel is adjacent to the Goodrich Preserve, owned by Washtenaw County Parks. Both properties are located in a block of additional open space properties owned and managed by the County, the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor.

In addition to purchasing the 2 parcels noted in the location map, Washtenaw County Parks is also purchasing the 54-acre parcel, immediately to the west of Marshall Park (owned by the City of Ann Arbor), with grant funds from the Michigan Trust Fund. The 5-acre parcel will provide connectivity from Marshall Park to Horner McLaughlin Woods, owned by University of Michigan and subsequently to the Goodrich Preserve. Collectively, these properties consist of more than 300 acres ...

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