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File #: 17-1876    Version: 2 Name: 1/16/18 Public Hearing and Brownfield Plan approval for 1514 White State Henry
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 1/16/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/16/2018 Final action: 1/16/2018
Enactment date: 1/16/2018 Enactment #: R-18-008
Title: Resolution to Approve the 1540 White Street Brownfield Plan
Sponsors: Brownfields Plan Review Committee
Attachments: 1. Final Draft Brownfield Plan-A2 HC White Henry LBRF 11-16-17
Resolution to Approve the 1540 White Street Brownfield Plan
Attached is a resolution to approve the 1540 White Street Brownfield Plan. Approval of this resolution will allow the brownfield plan to advance to the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA) and ultimately the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners for adoption, which will make the site eligible to utilize the County Local Brownfield Revolving Fund (LBRF) to finance demolition and other Eligible Activities, under Act 381.

The 1514 White Street public housing redevelopment is one of two public housing sites being redeveloped by the Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC/Applicant) referred to as the Swift Run RAD conversion development, which includes a Platt Road site, as well as the 1514 White Street site. It is proposed that the existing buildings, utilities, and site features will be demolished, and 32 new housing units will be constructed. The project will serve low-income households and will also provide supportive services to the tenants. The Ann Arbor Housing Commission selected the White Street site for permanent supportive housing units due to its ideal location and easy access to amenities.

The AAHC requested the Ann Arbor City Council make a determination that the property meets the blighted criteria specified under the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act (Act 381 of 1996) in order to be eligible for brownfield assistance under the Act. Under the provisions of the Act, a site may be determined to be blighted if it is identified as an attractive nuisance to children because of its physical condition. The largely vacant property's age and deteriorating roof, windows and mechanical systems support such a determination under Act 381.

The LBRF funding will support eligible brownfield costs associated with demolition, public infrastructure and utilities, urban stormwater management, and environmental assessment activities. The initial LBRF grant of...

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