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File #: 20-0434    Version: 1 Name: 4/20/20 Resolution to Conduct Community Engagement at 353 S Main
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/20/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/20/2020 Final action: 4/20/2020
Enactment date: 4/20/2020 Enactment #: R-20-131
Title: Resolution Directing City Staff to Conduct Community Engagement Around Affordable Housing Development Options for 353 S Main
Title
Resolution Directing City Staff to Conduct Community Engagement Around Affordable Housing Development Options for 353 S Main
Memorandum
On April 1, 2019, Ann Arbor City Council adopted Resolution R-19-138 directing the City Administrator to collaborate with the Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) to provide coordinated analysis on the feasibility of city-owned properties as potential locations for affordable housing. R-19-138 incorporated previous resolutions R-19-110, R-19-111, and R-19-116.

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission led the analysis along with support from a staff team and several contractors to determine the feasibility for 11 sites including review of land use and zoning, environmental conditions, financial resources, site -specific costs, and overall risk among other factors. The analysis, three potential portfolio scenarios, and next step recommendations were presented to City Council at the Nov.18, 2019 City Council meeting.

City Council approved the following resolutions at the November 18, 2019 meeting to give direction to staff on the next steps for each of these sites:
R-19-514 to develop 121 E Catherine
R-19-515 to develop 404 N Ashley
R-19-516 to develop 2000 S. Industrial
R-19-517 to conduct community engagement for the parking lots on Ashley/William and First/William
R-19-518 to conduct community engagement for 721 N Main
R-19-519 to conduct community engagement for 3432-3440 Platt and 3435-3443 Springbrook
R-19-520 to hire an architect to conduct further study of 1510 E. Stadium
R-19-521 adding 353 S. Main to the feasibility analysis

A feasibility analysis was conducted for 353 S. Main and the site is highly recommended for affordable housing. The site is eligible for HUD funding, is in the DDA district and will score competitively on a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Application. The site is modest in size and would support 30-50 units under D1 zoning. The housing can be built above first floor commercial.

Staff are recom...

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