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File #: 21-1443    Version: Name: 9/7/21 Ann Arbor Racquet Club Sidewalk Waiver
Type: Resolution Status: Defeated
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/7/2021 Final action: 9/7/2021
Enactment date: 9/7/2021 Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Waive Sidewalks at the Racquet Club of Ann Arbor (RCAA), 3010 Hickory Lane
Attachments: 1. 2021 Racquet Club Sidewalk Waiver1.pdf, 2. 2021-07-09 Racquet Club Site Plan Submi.pdf
Resolution to Waive Sidewalks at the Racquet Club of Ann Arbor (RCAA), 3010 Hickory Lane
Approval of this resolution would waive the required installation of sidewalks along Geddes Avenue and a portion of Hickory Lane south of the main entrance drive of RCAA.

As part of a proposed Site Plan for Administrative Approval under review, the site was evaluated to City regulations, which requires the installation of sidewalks. The petitioner is seeking waiver of this requirement as specified in the City's adopted Public Services Standards 1B, excerpted as follows:

". . . General revisions and major variations to these Specifications which relate to City policy aspects of these Specifications must be approved by City Council resolution. This includes revisions or major variations to the following sections of Division II-Design Standards:"

"8B. Sidewalks - Sidewalks shall be provided on both sides of all public streets."

The proposed site plan under review proposed the demolition and construction of a larger pool pump house, and some minor related site adjustments.

In consideration of this action, the following may be helpful or relevant to City Council determination:

* A similar waiver was granted previously by City Council at the August 5, 2015 meeting, as part of a previous site plan review.
* The City's Transportation Team recommends against the waiver based on policy adopted in the City Transportation Plan emphasizing the need for safe transportation options and the City's adopted specifications.
* As redevelopment of the site may be unlikely in the future, a waiver today may perpetually delay the completion of this sidewalk or require future City investment to complete.
* If required, the proposed segment will likely involve the relocation of obstacles such as utility poles, hydrants, fences, and trees.
* If required, the proposed segment will involve retaining structures for much of the distance of the site.

The Planning Manager rec...

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