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File #: 20-1195    Version: 1 Name: 9/8/20 Resolution to Name Willow Nature Area
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/8/2020 Final action: 9/8/2020
Enactment date: 9/8/2020 Enactment #: R-20-331
Title: Resolution to Name City Property at 385 E. Eisenhower "Willow Nature Area" and Designate as Park Land
Attachments: 1. 385 E Eisenhower Pkwy Location Map.pdf, 2. 385 E Eisenhower Pkwy Aerial Map.pdf
Title
Resolution to Name City Property at 385 E. Eisenhower "Willow Nature Area" and Designate as Park Land
Memorandum
This resolution names the property at 385 E Eisenhower Pkway (09-12-05-400-155) "Willow Nature Area" and designates it as park land.

The City acquired the property in 2007 when JAG EISENHOWER, L.L.C. purchased a parcel of land from the City, after receiving City Council approval for a site plan and PUD zoning. JAG EISENHOWER, L.L.C. then developed the Malletts View Office Center PUD, and as part of the development agreement with the City, JAG EISENHOWER, L.L.C. conveyed by deed to the City a 1.3-acre parcel for park land. This parcel was never officially designated as park land or named. The Park Advisory Commission recommended naming the property "Willow Nature Area" at their August 3, 2020 meeting.

The property consists of shrubby wetland and floodplain forest on either side of Malletts Creek, which runs through the property. Although much of the property is currently filled with invasive plant species, this undeveloped area site is important for stormwater management in the Malletts Creek Watershed. Willow trees are one of the common trees that thrive in these ecosystems, now and into the future, hence the proposed name for this floodplain park.
Staff
Prepared By: Dave Borneman, Deputy Manager, Parks and Recreation
Reviewed By: Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator
Approved By: Tom Crawford, Interim City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The property was acquired by the City of Ann Arbor from JAG EISENHOWER, L.L.C. in 2007;

Whereas, The property contains floodplain forest habitat on either side of Malletts Creek, which runs through the property;

Whereas, Willow trees are one of the common trees that thrive in these ecosystems; and

Whereas, The Park Advisory Commission recommended at their August 3, 2020 meeting that the property be named "Willow Nature Area";

RESOLVED, That the property at 385 East Eisenhower Parkway (09-...

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