14-story Huron Street high-rise expected back on Ann Arbor City Council agenda tonight
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second floor of city hall, 301 E. Huron St.
When the City Council approved the project last week following months of debate, it did not update the site plan date in the adopted resolution, according to city staff.
As a formality, city staff now recommends council members go back and re-vote on the project tonight to include the correct date of March 28 instead of March 5.
Humphreys & Partners Architects
Wendy Rampson, the city's planning manager, explained the issue in a memo shared with council members on Monday afternoon.
A plan set dated March 28 included in last week's council packet incorporates a reduction of floor area and massing changes presented by the developer on March 18.
In addition, a perspective drawing dated April 4 was provided to council in a communication from the developer dated April 11.
Rampson said staff recommends the council adopt a revised resolution that notes the correct site plan date of March 28 and the perspective drawings dated April 4.
The 14-story apartment project, proposed for the northeast corner of Division and Huron streets downtown, won approval in a split 6-5 vote last week despite concerns by residents and city officials that it might not be appropriate next to a historic residential neighborhood.
Concerned there's potential for the same issues to surface in other areas of downtown that are zoned for tall developments, the city is now reviewing its downtown zoning.
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