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Posted on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 8:02 a.m.

Hideaway Lane: Ann Arbor Planning Commission postpones vote on proposal to build 19 homes

By Brienne Prusak

The Ann Arbor Planning Commission decided Tuesday to postpone the vote on the construction of 19 single-family units at Hideaway Lane that was proposed by Trowbridge Homes of Hideaway Lane LLC.


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The commission said they will schedule this decision for a vote as soon as they have more details about the property and plans. No date was set.

The proposal states that the natural features of the grassy property at 2000 Traver Road will not be disturbed by this construction, and the creek that runs behind the houses will remain as it is. The driveway already on the property will also remain unchanged.

The property — which is near the Leslie Science and Nature Center — was once a natural reserve. However, the wetlands have since been filled.

This land has been considered for new housing many times, but due to the state’s economic troubles, companies have failed to complete their construction plans.



Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 4:34 p.m.

Single family homes? Pshaw! The Planning Commission only approves huge Soviet Bloc mega apartments downtown now. Didn't the builders get the memo?


Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 9:55 p.m.

Soviet block housing is a tenant of our new central planning government. Get used to it...........

Macabre Sunset

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 3:42 p.m.

Craig, you forgot a hawk light for each driveway. The housing market seems to be in "recovery" for the moment. When the other shoe drops on foreclosure (which should be in 2-3 years), that window will close for another few years. I think we should encourage development while we can.

Craig Lounsbury

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 1:18 p.m.

I'm all in favor of it as long as it includes.... 1. a large park 2. double wide bike lanes 3. low income housing 4. a dedicated bus line to the train station 5. solar panels on every roof 6. a large communal windmill 7. a nice array of internationally acclaimed art work.