Plans for new Belle Tire on Ellsworth Road headed to Ann Arbor City Council
The proposal now heads to the Ann Arbor City Council.
The Michigan-based company wants to construct a 9,735-square-foot, one-story building at 590 W. Ellsworth Road, just east of State Street and next to a new Tim Hortons coffee shop.
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According to Belle Tire's plans, the estimated cost of building construction is $1.1 million.
City planners said the property was annexed into the city in 1973 and zoned as a Planned Unit Development in 1977 to allow a restaurant building and a two-story office or business service building. The restaurant building was built in 1978 and the office building was never constructed.
In 2008, the site was rezoned to C3 — a fringe commercial district — to allow uses other than a restaurant for the existing building.
In 2012, the site was divided into two parcels and Tim Hortons was constructed on the western parcel, and the restaurant building on the eastern parcel was demolished.
Belle Tire and Tim Hortons would share an existing access way off Ellsworth Road and a new public sidewalk is proposed along the frontage of the site. Plans call for 49 parking spaces.
City planners said a stormwater management system is located underground at the western portion of the site and meets 100-year stormwater detention requirements.
Belle Tire operates more than 80 stores in southeast Michigan and Ohio, including locations on Jackson Road, Carpenter Road and Washtenaw Avenue.
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