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File #: 17-0609    Version: 1 Name: 5/1/17 - Establish Inglis House Historic District Study Committee
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/1/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/1/2017 Final action: 5/1/2017
Enactment date: 5/1/2017 Enactment #: R-17-127
Title: Resolution to Establish the Inglis House Historic District Study Committee and to Require all Applications for Permits within the Proposed Inglis House Historic District to be Referred to the Historic District Commission for Review
Attachments: 1. Inglis House Staff Memo 042517.pdf, 2. Inglis.petition.signatures.April.23.2sigs.pdf, 3. Inglis.petition.signatures.April.24.1sig.pdf, 4. Inglis.petition.signatures.April.25.5sigs.pdf, 5. Inglis.petition.signatures.April.11.76sigs.pdf, 6. Inglis.petition.signatures.April.15.100sigs.pdf, 7. Inglis.petition.signatures.April.18.100sigs.pdf, 8. Inglis.petition.signatures.April.20.72sigs.pdf
Title
Resolution to Establish the Inglis House Historic District Study Committee and to Require all Applications for Permits within the Proposed Inglis House Historic District to be Referred to the Historic District Commission for Review
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to establish the Inglis House Historic District Study Committee ("Committee") and require that applications for permits within the proposed historic district be reviewed by the Historic District Commission.

Background

The James Inglis House at 2301 Highland Road was built in 1927 and has been owned by the University of Michigan since 1951. The nine-acre property contains a four-story residence, caretaker's cottage, three car garage, greenhouse, workshop and pumphouse. A previous historic district study committee (the Landmarks Historic District Study Committee) recommended inclusion and designation of this property in a historic district in 1988, which the City Council did as part of the Individual Historic Properties Historic District. That historic district was subsequently invalidated in 2001 as a result of a lawsuit (Draprop v. City of Ann Arbor). The Regents of the University of Michigan voted on March 16, 2017 to authorize the sale of the property, rather than undertake a $4.6 million renovation of the house.

Historic District Study Committee Process

The Committee is expected to meet up to three times before distributing a preliminary study committee report to the Historic District Commission, City Planning Commission, State Historic Preservation Office and others for review and comment. No less than 60 days later, the Committee will hold a public hearing. After the public hearing, the Committee will submit a final report and recommendations to City Council for consideration.

Recommendations

Staff recommends that City Council establish the Inglis House Historic District Study Committee, as development, modification, or demolition of this property ha...

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