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File #: 17-1835    Version: 1 Name: 12/18/17 The Treeline - Allen Creek Urban Trail Master Plan
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2017 Final action: 12/18/2017
Enactment date: 12/18/2017 Enactment #: R-17-475
Title: Resolution to Adopt The Treeline - Allen Creek Urban Trail Master Plan (Adopted by the CPC on November 8, 2017 - 8 Yeas, 0 Nays)
Attachments: 1. 12-18-2018 Treeline Master Plan SR w Attachments2.pdf, 2. Treeline Staff Report.pdf, 3. a2gov.org/treeline, 4. SierraClubHVGComments and Recommendations on TreelineMasterPlan.pdf
Related files: 17-1795
Title
Resolution to Adopt The Treeline - Allen Creek Urban Trail Master Plan (Adopted by the CPC on November 8, 2017 - 8 Yeas, 0 Nays)
Memorandum
Approval of this resolution will adopt The Treeline - Allen Creek Urban Trail Master Plan as an element of the City's Master Plan.

The Treeline - Allen Creek Urban Trail Master Plan began development in October 2015 in response to a community interest in creating an urban trail along the Allen Creek corridor to the Huron River. The Treeline proposes to connect City-owned properties, neighborhoods, and downtown businesses while linking to the Huron River and the regional Border-to-Border Trail (B2B Trail). The project intends to connect to the B2B Trail along the Huron River at the north end of the study area to the South State Street/Stimson Street intersection at the south end.

Often referred to as the Allen Creek Greenway, the idea for an urban trail and improvements to the Allen Creek floodplain have been discussed for decades within the community. The Treeline Master Plan process - as directed by City Council - focuses primarily on identifying a non-motorized connection across the study area, while recognizing that The Treeline can provide a framework for additional improvements through parallel or future projects. The project team identified the following goals and objectives for the Master Plan, which describes a feasible approach for the future development of The Treeline and examines the critical factors influencing its feasibility and potential configuration:

* Enhance connectivity between neighborhoods, businesses, and the Huron River.
* Promote health and safety in our community.
* Protect and enhance environmental quality in the Allen Creek watershed.
* Strengthen Ann Arbor's character and identity.
* Support economic vitality in Ann Arbor.

The Treeline responds to a number of design principles and best practices. Many of these principles arose from the stakeholder and community engagement processe...

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