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File #: 11-1387    Version: 1 Name: 10/24/11 - Emergency Moratorium
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 10/24/2011 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/24/2011 Final action: 10/24/2011
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution for Emergency Moratorium
Sponsors: Mike Anglin
Resolution for Emergency Moratorium
Whereas, The City is interested in protecting and preserving historic properties in the City;
Whereas, The City has appointed and charged the South Central Historic District Study Committee to immediately begin review of the proposed South Central Historic District, 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 the north side of East Madison Street on the south, and also including 120, 126, 200, 214, 216, 220, 226, 228, 209, 215, 219, 305, 309, 308, and 314 Packard Street, 300 E. Jefferson Street, and 308, 309, and 311 East Madison Street, with the committee recommending a final boundary to City Council based on their study of the properties within and surrounding this area;
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 Central historic district.
RESOLVED, That the City Council declares an emergency moratorium on all construction, addition, alteration, repair, moving, excavation or demolition in the proposed South Central Historic District, pursuant to Chapter 103 Section 8:411 of Ann Arbor City Code and as otherwise authorized by law for six months; and
RESOLVED, That this Emergency Moratorium shall be effective on the date of this Resolution or the earliest date as permitted by law.
Sponsored by: Councilmember Anglin