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File #: 17-1806    Version: 1 Name: 1/16/18 AAHC Blight Designation 3401 - 3457 Platt
Type: Resolution 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-18-010
Title: Resolution to Determine 3401 - 3457 Platt as Blighted under the Criteria of Act 381 of 1996
Sponsors: Brownfields Plan Review Committee
Attachments: 1. #1 Lower Platt rain accumulation around foundation.JPG, 2. #3 Satellite of L platt.JPG, 3. #2 exterior.JPG
Resolution to Determine 3401 - 3457 Platt as Blighted under the Criteria of Act 381 of 1996
Attached is a resolution requesting Council make a determination that the property at 3401-3457 Platt is blighted under the criteria specified in Act 381 of 1996. This determination will support the Ann Arbor Housing Commission submission of a Brownfield Plan, after obtaining City Council's recommendation of the Plan, to the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA), which would allow the expenditure of Local Brownfield Revolving Fund (LBRF) monies already awarded by the WCBRA to support the successful redevelopment of the public housing site.

Lower Platt apartments, includes a duplex built in 1952 and acquired by the AAHC in 2015 as well as 4 single-family homes built by the Ann Arbor Housing Commission in 1970 with HUD public housing funding. The property consists of three tax parcel occupying approximately 3.11 acres.

The City of Ann Arbor is currently the deed holder for the 4 single-family homes and City Council has agreed to transfer ownership of the property to the AAHC when it is redeveloped (R-13-173). The AAHC is redeveloping the property from public housing to project-based vouchers under the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. The AAHC is applying for funding to demolish the existing 6 units and replacing it with a 32-unit property including a community center. The apartments are currently restricted to low-income households and will continue to be low-income after redevelopment.

The AAHC has requested that the Ann Arbor City Council make a determination that the property is blighted under criteria specified in the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act (Act 381 of 1996) to make it eligible for brownfield assistance (LBRF Grant Funding) under Act 381. The property meets the definition of a blighted property under the criteria of Act 381 as an attractive nuisance because of its physical condition


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