Ann Arbor Planning Commission to consider hotel proposed for Jackson Avenue
Akram Namou of A&M Hospitality and Executive Hospitality wants to build a Hampton Inn at 2910 Jackson Ave., the site adjacent to his 163-room Clarion Hotel.
Ann Arbor City Council approved the Hampton Inn plans in 2008, and minimal site work was completed before financing issues stalled the project. The site plan expired in 2012, and Namou resubmitted it in early 2013.
City documents show the four-story, 72,000-square-foot Hampton Inn would include a workout facility and an indoor pool. Between the two hotels, there would be 337 parking spaces. The estimated cost of construction is $800,000.
Namou also is requesting a planned project modification to increase the maximum front setback requirement of 50 feet to allow a 72.4-foot setback from the north property line. When the foundation was poured in 2008, there was no maximum front setback requirement.
A pedestrian crossing is proposed on Jackson Avenue from the Hampton Inn site to Hilltop Drive. The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority plans to relocate a bus stop on eastbound Jackson to take advantage of the crossing, according to the plans.
Ann Arbor Planning Commission will consider the request at its June 18 meeting. Ann Arbor planning staff is recommending approval of the plans.