Resolution to Approve Platt/Ellsworth Commercial Center Site Development Agreement, 3891 Platt Road
Attached is a resolution to approve the Platt/Ellsworth Commercial Center Development Agreement. The Development Agreement will require the installation of a public sidewalk along Ellsworth Road upon the City’s request. Approval of this resolution will allow Planning staff to proceed with approval of the administrative amendment to an approved site plan to allow construction of an oil change facility on the site.
On March 28, 2008 the petitioner for the Platt/Ellsworth Commercial Center submitted a request for an administrative amendment to an approved site plan to remove an existing car wash and construct a 1,400 square foot oil change facility in its place. During the review of this proposal, the Systems Planning Service Unit commented a public sidewalk was to be constructed along the Ellsworth Road frontage per Public Services Department Standard Specifications (PSDSS). A public sidewalk currently exists along the Platt Road frontage. Systems Planning and Planning & Development staff met with the petitioner to discuss this requirement along with the stated goals of the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan to construct sidewalks and promote pedestrian connections throughout the City of Ann Arbor.
The City and petitioner agreed that, since there currently is no pedestrian facility on the bridge over I-94 directly to the east, the required public sidewalk along Ellsworth Road should be deferred until the I-94 bridge is renovated to include pedestrian facilities. Therefore, the petitioner agreed to sign a Development Agreement that requires construction of the public sidewalk along Ellsworth Road from the corner of Platt and Ellsworth to the east side of the site within 90 days of written notification from the City.
The Systems Planning Services Unit has requested sidewalks fronting this parcel ...Click here for full text