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File #: 12-0356    Version: 1 Name: 4/16/12 - AAA Rezoning
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/16/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/21/2012 Final action: 5/21/2012
Enactment date: 5/21/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-12
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 55 (Zoning), Rezoning of 0.35 Acre from O (Office District) to P (Parking District), AAA Ann Arbor Branch Office Property, 1200 South Main Street (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 6 Yeas and 3 Nays) (Ordinance No. ORD-12-12)
Attachments: 1. 12-12 Briefed and Approved, 2. ORD-12-12 Briefed, 3. 1200 South Main Ordinance, 4. 3/6/12 Planning Staff Report, 5. 2-23-12 AAA Branch Zoning Map, 6. 2-23-12 AAA Branch Aerial Map
Related files: 12-0242, 12-0370, 12-0369
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 55 (Zoning), Rezoning of 0.35 Acre from O (Office District) to P (Parking District), AAA Ann Arbor Branch Office Property, 1200 South Main Street (CPC Recommendation: Approval - 6 Yeas and 3 Nays) (Ordinance No. ORD-12-12)
Memorandum
This ordinance will zone this property from O (Office District) to P (Parking District). Approval of this rezoning request will enable a parking lot to be constructed as the principal use at 1200 South Main Street. The proposed parking lot proposed for this site will provide additional off-street parking for the proposed new AAA Ann Arbor Branch Office at 1100 South Main Street. The petitioner believes the combined 35 parking spaces on the two sites will be necessary to meet parking demands for the proposed development.

The City Planning Commission, at its meeting of March 6, 2012 recommended approval of the request. A site plan to develop a 14-space parking lot on this site with required landscape screening and buffering, as well as a site plan to develop the new AAA Branch Office building and 21-space parking lot, were also recommended for approval at that meeting and will be scheduled for a future Council agenda.

The Commission found that sufficient justification has been proposed to deviate from the future land use recommendation in the Master Plan: Land Use Element for the site and vicinity, and that the proposed zoning is compatible with the surrounding area and supports the land use requirements for the adjacent (separately considered) site plan development.

Three Planning Commissioners did not support this petition, nor the site plan petition to develop a 14-space parking lot at this site, generally feeling that principal-use parking lots were not a desirable land use, particularly because on-street parking was available in the immediate vicinity as well as a public park-and-ride lot within a few minutes’ walk of the site. These Commissioners were supportive of the proposal to ...

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