7-story apartment building planned for ex-Fox Tent property near downtown Ann Arbor
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
Neighbors of the former Fox Tent & Awning business near downtown Ann Arbor are learning what to expect from the development of the property: a seven-story apartment building with two levels of underground parking.
The building - called 618 south main - is expected to contain 200 apartments, according to a petition.
That's the information included in a recent mailing to neighbors as Urban Group Development Co. plans its public meeting before submitting site plans to the city.
The meeting takes place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, and the site plans will be submitted by the Nov. 28 planning deadline.
No information was included in the notice about the size and configuration of the apartments.
The property at 618 N. Main is bounded by South Main, South Mosley and South Ashley.
It's been for sale since Fox Tent closed in late 2010, with developer Dan Ketelaar confirming in June that he had the property under contract.
“I’m not interested in talking about it yet,” Ketelaar said at the time, “ until we get further along.”
Ketelaar was part of the original development team that launched the 601 Forest student high-rise on South University that's been rebranded The Landmark. He's listed as the resident agent of Urban Group Development Co., which was formed in 2008, according to state records.
The property is zoned for a five-story development, according to city records.
Neighbors of the property are a mix of homes and businesses, including commercial tenants on the property that will be proposed for the development.
This story will be updated.