Ann Arbor to annex township property where sausage company set up shop
A township island where two young entrepreneurs recently established a sausage-making company is officially becoming part of the city of Ann Arbor.
The Ann Arbor City Council voted unanimously Monday night to annex 0.38 acres of Ann Arbor Township property at 1643-1645 S. State St. into the city limits.
The request came from Walt Hansen and Hannah Cheadle, who recently relocated to Ann Arbor from New York City to operate Biercamp Artisan Sausage and Jerky.
Janet Miller | For AnnArbor.com
The City Council already agreed in July to extend city sewer service to the property. The Planning Commission later voted 8-0 in August to recommended approval of the annexation.
City Council action on a rezoning request will be scheduled after the annexation process has been completed, according to City Planner Chris Cheng.
At its meeting on Sept. 8, the Planning Commission recommended denial of the proposed C3 fringe commercial zoning for the property, given the current use of the site, adjacent zoning and land uses, and the master plan recommendation for limited industrial use.
The property is owned by the Stefan Hofmann Trust.
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