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File #: 19-0589    Version: 1 Name: 4/15/19 Hickory Way Park Donation
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/15/2019 Final action: 4/15/2019
Enactment date: 4/15/2019 Enactment #: R-19-155
Title: Resolution to Accept a Donation of Park Land at 1110 and 1132 S. Maple (Hickory Way Apartments) from Avalon Nonprofit Housing Corporation (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Avalon Housing Aerial Map.pdf, 2. Avalon Housing Location Map.pdf
Title
Resolution to Accept a Donation of Park Land at 1110 and 1132 S. Maple (Hickory Way Apartments) from Avalon Nonprofit Housing Corporation (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Avalon Nonprofit Housing Corporation received site plan approval for an affordable housing development at 1110 and 1132 South Maple (Hickory Way Apartments) on March 6, 2017 (R-017-073). After conversations with staff, Avalon proposed donating to the City an approximately 1.51 acre property adjacent to Hansen Nature area. The donation was reviewed and recommended by the Land Acquisition Committee of the Park Advisory Commission at its February 26, 2019 meeting, conditioned upon completion of satisfactory due diligence on the property. The proposed donation is voluntary and is not a condition of the site plan.

Staff anticipates maintaining this property as a natural area. Staff expects the property to facilitate additional access to Hansen Nature Area from the Pinelake Village Cooperative Apartments.

Upon approval of this resolution, staff will proceed with due diligence on the property, including survey, environmental assessment, and title work. If the due diligence is not satisfactory to staff and cannot be corrected, the City will not accept the property.

Fiscal Impact:
The City will make use of the property owner's due diligence documentation where available. Other costs will be drawn from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage proceeds as necessary.

No appraisal was obtained for this parcel because it is a donation.

Staff recommends approval.
Staff
Prepared by: Remy Long, Greenbelt Program Manager, The Conservation Fund
Reviewed by: Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, Avalon Nonprofit Housing Corporation, a Michigan nonprofit corporation, is the owner and developer of property at 1110 and 1132 South Maple, commonly known as Hickory Way Apartments, by virtue of deeds recorded in Liber...

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