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File #: 22-0686    Version: 1 Name: 5/5/22 Resolution to Purchase Maisel Property
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/5/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/5/2022 Final action: 5/5/2022
Enactment date: 5/5/2022 Enactment #: R-22-121
Title: Resolution to Approve Purchase of Greenbelt District Land, Approve a Participation Agreement with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, and Appropriate $692,867.00 for Purchase of Fee Title to the EN Maisel Associates, LLC Property (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. City of Ann Arbor_Greenbelt_Buy-Protect-Sell_Council Memo_2.22.2022.pdf, 2. Maisel 2 Protected Map.pdf, 3. Maisel 2 Aerial Map.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Purchase of Greenbelt District Land, Approve a Participation Agreement with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, and Appropriate $692,867.00 for Purchase of Fee Title to the EN Maisel Associates, LLC Property (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
To address farmland ownership, succession, and inequity challenges, conservation agencies have been working to ensure that land stays in the hands of farmers through Buy-Protect-Sell (BPS) transactions that directly facilitate affordable farmland access opportunities in their communities. Please refer to staff's February 22, 2022 "Greenbelt Buy-Protect-Sell Framework" memo for detailed information on BPS transactions. This resolution approves the purchase of a 54.3-acre parcel as the Greenbelt's first-ever BPS project.

This resolution approves the purchase of fee title to approximately 54.3 acres of land owned by EN Maisel Associates, LLC, located in Northfield Township. This property is adjacent to 220-acres owned by EN Maisel Associates, LLC that has been approved for purchase by Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission and to which City Council authorized Greenbelt financial support (R-21-440). This resolution also approves a participation agreement with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission for financial partnership in this purchase, with the County's share applied to the future encumbrance of the site with a conservation easement. Additional details and contingencies detailed below. The resolution also appropriates $692,867.00 from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage proceeds for the purchase.

EN Maisel Associates, LLC Property, Northfield Township
The property is approximately 54.3 acres with access from Nollar Road. This acquisition would provide an additional buffer to the previously-approved 220-acre acquisition to the east (R-21-440), which will establish one of largest publicly accessible sites in the Ann Arbor area. City staff have vetted thi...

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