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File #: 09-0770    Version: Name: 08/06/09 Resolution Establishing the South Fourth and Fifth Avenues Historic District Study Committee
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/6/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/17/2009 Final action: 8/17/2009
Enactment date: 8/17/2009 Enactment #: R-09-345
Title: Resolution Establishing the South Fourth and Fifth Avenues Historic District Study Committee
Sponsors: Carsten Hohnke, Marcia Higgins
Attachments: 1. S 4th & S 5th HD Study Committee-Map.pdf
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Resolution Establishing the South Fourth and Fifth Avenues Historic District Study Committee
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Whereas, The City is interested in protecting and preserving historic properties in the City;

Whereas, The South Fourth and Fifth Avenues study area includes properties that are architecturally, historically, and culturally significant to the City, including the most intact 19th century streetscape in the City, with at least three structures dating back to Ann Arbor’s early settlement period of the 1830s, and an important range of nineteenth and early twentieth century house styles and forms, including Greek revival, early and late Queen Anne, Italianate, Italian Renaissance, and the I-house and vernacular forms;

Whereas, There is public interest in the future development of this area;

Whereas, According to Michigan law and Chapter 103, Section 8:408 of Ann Arbor City Code, the City must receive a final report from a historic district study committee with its recommendations before considering the establishment of a historic district;

Whereas, This proposed historic district is threatened by immediate development pressure and demolition or modifications not in keeping with the intent of the proposed district; and

Whereas, City Council has determined that pending work will cause irreparable harm to resources in the proposed South Fourth and Fifth Avenues Historic District;

RESOLVED, That the Ann Arbor City Council hereby establish the South Fourth and Fifth Avenues Historic District Study Committee;

RESOLVED, That the study area to be examined by this committee be the area encompassing properties that abut the east and west sides of South Fourth Avenue and South Fifth Avenue, bounded by the East William Historic District on the north, and Packard Street on the south, and also including 209, 215, and 219 Packard Street;

RESOLVED, That this study committee consist of seven members, consistent with Chapter 103, Section 8:408 of Ann Arbor City Code, to be a...

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