415 W. Washington Street is the site of a former city maintenance yard, now considered for redevelopment.
ANN ARBOR, MI (WEMU) - Ann Arbor's city council is calling on the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy and the Arts Alliance to work together to try to turn a city-owned piece of property into a greenway park and arts center. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
An appointed committee of city leaders recently decided the Library Lot isn't the place for an urban park, and they're looking at hotel and conference center proposals instead. But Hieftje and others still think a green space can be developed at 415 W. Washington, between Third and First streets in Ann Arbor's Old West Side Historic District.
The successful proposal will make positive contributions to the neighborhood and the larger community by incorporating beneficial uses, publicly accessible greenway linkage, flood risk mitigation, environmental benefits, preservation of historic resources and a positive financial return.
Review Board reviewing proposals
- Christine Brummer, a lawyer, resident of the Old West Side and leader in the Old West Side Association.
- John Mouat, a partner in Mitchell and Mouat Architects, a member of the DDA board and a resident of the Old West Side.
- Scott Rosencrans, a member of the city Park Advisory Commission.
- Chris Easthope, the senior City Council member from the 5th Ward.
- a city employee to be named