This was the tenth regular Ann Arbor City Council meeting since Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency and stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting was held online via the Zoom application.
Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Summary
APPROVED: Lurie Terrace is approved for acquisition and renovation though the Ann Arbor Affordable Housing Corporation (a nonprofit entity of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission) (Legistar)
- A total of 136 units will be maintained as affordable housing for seniors. Current residents may continue to live there, but moving forward all tenants will be income restricted so that 40% of tenants have 60% AMI or less and 60% of tenants have 80% AMI or less. The purchase is supported by HUD- insured loans, $319,000 from AAHC budget and up to $1 million from the An Arbor Downtown Development Authority. The City will contribute $260,000 for staffing.
- A2ELNEL: Additional Thoughts (Aug 15, 2020) – Lurie Terrace
APPROVED: The Ann Arbor Housing Commission will maintain a centralized waitlist process for affordable housing units included in market-rate development projects (Legistar)
APPROVED: Two developments (rezoning and site plans) approved for new hotels
The parcel where Red Roof Inn is currently located on Plymouth Road was approved for rezoning (from PUD to C3) and redevelopment with a new hotel and renovated restaurant. The planned restaurant will include a drive- through. (Legistar) (Legistar)
The former location of the Michigan Inn at 2800 Jackson Road was approved for rezoning (from R5 to C3) and redevelopment as two hotels. The site plan includes the installation of new sidewalks. (Legistar) (Legistar)
APPROVED: A land lease agreement with University of Michigan for three parking lots (Fuller Road) is extended for one year with payment of $127,007. (Legistar)
APPROVED: $34,700 for sampling and laboratory testing of City water for PFAS. (Legistar)
APPROVED: Drip House Coffee at 1336 South Main Street (NW corner of Main/Stadium) will be permitted to use three outdoor parking spaces for outdoor seating until November 1, 2020, in accordance with standards for a Special Event Sale. (Legistar)