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File #: 14-0509    Version: 1 Name: 4/7/14 Edwards Brothers Development
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/7/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/7/2014 Final action: 4/7/2014
Enactment date: 4/7/2014 Enactment #: R-14-115
Title: Resolution Requesting The Regents of The University of Michigan and University of Michigan President Consider City Land Use Recommendations In the Future Development of the Edwards Brothers Site (CPC Recommendation 9 Yeas, 0 Nays)
Sponsors: Sally Petersen
Related files: 14-0476
Title
Resolution Requesting The Regents of The University of Michigan and University of Michigan President Consider City Land Use Recommendations In the Future Development of the Edwards Brothers Site (CPC Recommendation 9 Yeas, 0 Nays)
Memorandum
At its March 18, 2014 meeting, the City Planning Commission unanimously approved the following resolution and encouraged City Council to adopt it with any necessary revisions.
Staff
Requested by: City Planning Commission
Prepared by: Wendy Rampson, Planning Manager
Body
Whereas, The Ann Arbor City Planning Commission recently undertook a comprehensive review of land use and transportation opportunities along South State Street, culminating in the Ann Arbor City Council's adoption, in July 2013, of the "South State Street Corridor Plan" as an element of the City Master Plan;

Whereas, The South State Street Corridor Plan included a recommendation for redevelopment of the Edwards Brothers site at 2500 S. State Street that envisioned a mixture of office and residential uses that would complement existing office development to the north and provide housing opportunities for students and employees working in the area of The University of Michigan Ross Athletic Campus;

Whereas, The South State Street Corridor Plan recognizes the importance of increased density and mixed uses in this corridor to provide a catalyst for new development and support the transit goals of the City and the University, including the Connector high-capacity transit corridor;

Whereas, In the Ann Arbor City Council's deliberations about exercising the right of first refusal to purchase the Edwards Brothers site, concerns were raised about the loss of taxable land and potential private development opportunities in the South State Street corridor;

Whereas, City Council, the Planning Commission, and concerned city residents have indicated a desire for community benefit to be incorporated into The University of Michigan's plans for...

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