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File #: 21-0575    Version: 1 Name: 4/19/2021 Communication on Community Engagement City-Owned Property
Type: Report or Communication Status: Filed
File created: 4/19/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/19/2021 Final action: 4/19/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Report on Community Engagement for Four Downtown City-Owned Properties as Affordable Housing and Update on Ten City-Owned Properties
Attachments: 1. PRES 2021-0419 Affordable Housing Engagement 4 downtown sites.pdf, 2. 2021-0419 350 S 5th Update.pdf, 3. Ann Arbor, MI Downtown Housing Needs Assessment.pdf
Related files: 21-0648, 21-0647, 21-0610
Title
Report on Community Engagement for Four Downtown City-Owned Properties as Affordable Housing and Update on Ten City-Owned Properties
Memorandum
On April 1, 2019, 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. That resolution incorporated previous resolutions R-19-100, R-19-111, and R-19-116. The resolution also directed the City Administrator to provide a report to City Council that provides recommendations on how the properties should be prioritized for consideration for of the development as affordable housing, address which properties would be best used and face the least obstacles to redevelopment, and provide a holistic approach to all identified properties. The AAHC provided that report at the City Council meeting on November 18, 2019 as an "introduction" item (file number 20-2023).

The properties included in the analysis and their current status are:

1) 721 N Main (vacant public services buildings)
a. November 18, 2019, R-19-518 Directed the City Administrator to work with the DDA, Treeline Conservancy and other community partners to conduct a community engagement process around the optimal development options in support of affordable housing
b. April 19, 2021 AAHC shares results of community engagement process with City Council
c. April 19, 2021 City Council agenda item 21-0610 requesting approval to divide the property between the floodway/floodplain and a 14,520 SF Summit Street facing the portion that is not in the floodway/floodplain and designate the AAHC as the developer of the property that is not in the floodway/floodplain
d. Next Steps: AAHC hires development team, starts site plan approval process and secures development financing
2) 309 - 337 S Ashley & 104 -120 W. William (surface parking lot also known as the Kline's lot) pair...

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