Jim Curtis is owner of Curtis Commercial, a real estate firm specializing in downtown Ann Arbor retail space, and a member of the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission.
Parker asked for the status of talks with the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority. Jim Curtis said he had emailed DDA executive director Susan Pollay in March with a list of clarification questions, but hadn’t yet received a response. One crucial thing to clarify is who’s responsible for funding joint projects, he said. At AAPAC’s March meeting, the commission had discussed a possible sculpture project at Hanover Park, which is part of the DDA’s Fifth and Division street improvement project. Elaine Sims asked what would happen to the current book sculpture in that park "Arbor Sapientiae" by Ronald Bauer. She confirmed that the DDA wanted it moved.