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File #: 15-0151    Version: Name: 2/17/15 Reimagine Washtenaw Corridor Study
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 2/17/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/1/2015 Final action: 6/1/2015
Enactment date: 6/1/2015 Enactment #: R-15-184
Title: Resolution in Support of the Reimagine Washtenaw Corridor Improvement Study (CPC Recommendation - Approval: 7 Yeas, 0 Nays)
Attachments: 1. Reimagine Washtenaw Substitute Resolution _May 28 2015_, 2. Substitute Resolution on Reimagine Washtenaw Corridor Improvement Study, 3. Reimagine Washtenaw Update 04-20-15 w Attach, 4. Reimagine Washtenaw Council Questions 02-16-15, 5. 12/16/14 Planning Staff Report, 6. CPC Minutes 12-16-14.pdf
Resolution in Support of the Reimagine Washtenaw Corridor Improvement Study (CPC Recommendation - Approval: 7 Yeas, 0 Nays)
Reimagine Washtenaw is a regional planning initiative established to improve the economic health of the Washtenaw Avenue corridor through land use and transportation enhancements. The steering committee is coordinated by the Washtenaw County Office of Planning and Economic Development and includes the City of Ann Arbor, City of Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Township and Ypsilanti Township. Additional partners include the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), which has jurisdiction over the road, the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (The Ride) and the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS).

The Reimagine Washtenaw Corridor Improvement Study was funded by a HUD Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant and was completed in April 2014 (see and attached Planning staff report). The Study provides a dimensional plan for future cross sections of each segment of the corridor. The recommendations accommodate vehicular, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian modes of travel. Additionally, the location of bus stops with enhanced amenities, or "Super Stops", were identified. TheRide has already budgeted for the construction of at least one Super Stop in the near future.

MDOT staff has indicated a desire for the four participating communities to endorse the recommendations of the study through resolutions of support. This cooperative effort will encourage MDOT to support future planning and street enhancement initiatives in the corridor. The individual resolutions collectively acknowledge that each community supports and endorses the recommendations of the study, with the understanding that future, more detailed analysis will be required, as well as coordination with MDOT, in order to implement all of its provisions. Resolutions of support were recently adopted by the City of Ypsila...

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