Ann Arbor logo
File #: 22-1960    Version: Name: 12/5/22 - Direct CPC regarding TC1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/5/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/5/2022 Final action: 12/5/2022
Enactment date: 12/5/2022 Enactment #: R-22-390
Title: Resolution to Direct Planning Commission Following Stadium/Maple Rezoning toTC-1
Sponsors: Erica Briggs, Lisa Disch, Jennifer Cornell, Dharma Akmon
Related files: 23-1168, 23-1635
Resolution to Direct Planning Commission Following Stadium/Maple Rezoning toTC-1
Whereas, Through Resolution R-20-439 in November of 2020, the City Council directed the Planning Commission to create a Transit Supportive Development District;

Whereas, Resolution R-20-439 identified that allowing more housing to be built, especially near transit corridors, improves affordability community wide;

Whereas, The addition of housing near transit corridors increases opportunities for residents to access more destinations through modes and trips that reduce or eliminate vehicular miles traveled;

Whereas, The City Council adopted Ordinance 21-19 in July of 2021 that established the TC1 Transit Corridor Zoning District through incorporation into the Unified Development Code;

Whereas, The City Council subsequently rezoned 68 lots in the State/Eisenhower Corridor and 190 lots in the West Stadium/Maple Corridor from other mixed-use and special purpose zoning districts to TC1;

Whereas, The space between curb and lot line along Stadium/Maple corridor has constrained widths (i.e. 7 feet in many areas) and is currently inadequate for facilitating comfortable nonmotorized and transit travel;

Whereas, Ann Arbor desires to provide safe and comfortable pedestrian environments, as well as supportive public amenities to increase walking and transit use (e.g. bus shelters, bike racks, appropriately sized sidewalks, street trees, benches);

Whereas, A staff memo dated April 1, 2021 to the Planning Commission pertaining to the development of the TC-1 district notes that "the use specific standards of the TC1 district are inspired by the form-based standards of the D1 (Downtown Core), D2, and nine Character overlay districts. transition in transportation", however D1 and D2 allow by special exception use commercial uses that were not permitted in the final draft of TC-1;

Whereas, Residents living in the neighborhoods abutting the Stadium/Maple corridor place hig...

Click here for full text