Ann Arbor DDA seeking feedback on redevelopment plan for 5 downtown sites
Ann Arbor DDA
The DDA recently released a draft copy of its Connecting William Street report, which is expected to be presented to the Ann Arbor City Council on Jan. 14.
Before that happens, the DDA is holding two more open houses. The first takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the downtown library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. The second one takes place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the DDA office, 150 S. Fifth Ave.
Both meetings will follow an open house format with a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m., said Amber Miller, the DDA's planning and research specialist.
For the past 18 months, the DDA has been exploring potential future uses of five downtown parking sites: the Library Lot atop the city's new underground parking garage, the Y Lot across the street at the corner of Fifth and William, the ground floor of the Fourth and William parking garage, the smaller Palio Lot at Main and William, and the larger Kline Lot at Ashley and William.
DDA officials say they've heard from dozens of groups and thousands of individuals and they've worked to distill that feedback into a series of recommended development strategies.
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