Ann Arbor OKs rezoning for 24-unit Summit Townhomes
Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.com
The vote came with Erica Briggs dissenting and Commissioners Eric Mahler and Wendy Woods absent.
But following the advice of the city's planning staff, the commission postponed voting on a conceptual area plan for the 24-unit project until the developer can address staff questions, including concerns regarding the extensive grading that would be required.
Leonard Michaels of Ohio-based CIW Engineering appeared on behalf of the developer, Shawn Barrow of Orlando-based GROWWWWLEE LLC.
City Planner Matt Kowalski said there's a vacant single-family house and a detached garage on the site, both of which would be removed for the new development.
The proposed layout shows four two-story buildings varying in size from 80 to 160 feet long, with an attached one-car garage for each residential unit.
Residents of the nearby Forest Hills Cooperative — a 306-unit, federally subsidized housing complex built in the early 1970s — came to speak against the project, saying the area already is overly dense, lacks amenities like parks and has traffic problems.