Ann Arbor City Council: February 6, 2023

Feb 6, 2023 | City Council

This Ann Arbor City Council meeting was held in person at City Hall. Members of the public can participate in public hearings and public comment either in person or via phone.

CM Ghazi-Edwin was absent
CM Watson was absent

Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Summary

Attached to this agenda was a communication from City Administrator Dohoney: a report on a survey conducted in 2022, regarding compliance with the City’s Prevailing Wage Ordinance. (Legistar)


APPROVED: Amendments to the UDC eliminate current exceptions and revise standards for alternative stormwater detention to allow more staff flexibility when site constraints make it infeasible to meet the full detention volume requirement. An exception for developments that do not increase total impervious surface has been eliminated; all site plans for developments over one acre in size must address the “First Flush” (first inch of runoff). Impervious areas related to ADA improvements, public sidewalk improvements, and existing areas on Historic structures are no longer exempted from stormwater management requirements. Requirements will not apply to sites less than one acre in size where there is no increase in impervious area. Amendments reorganize standards and requirements for stormwater management. (Legistar)

APPROVED: A property at 530 N. Division is rezoned from R4C (Multiple Family Dwelling District) to Planned Unit Development (PUD). As zoned R4C, the 0.19 acre parcel is permitted to have three units but it is currently nonconforming and contains four units. The rezoning to PUD will permit a three story addition on the rear of the quad-plex, each containing a six bedroom unit plus a below grade unit. (Legistar)

APPROVED: A site plan for 530 N. Division permits a three story addition on the rear of the quad-plex, each containing a six bedroom unit plus a below grade unit. (Legistar)

APPROVED: The Robert and Erma Hayden House at 1201 Gardner Avenue will be established as a historic district. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Street closure for the University of Michigan Presidential Inauguration Public Reception from 6:00 AM on Monday, March 6 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Washington Street between Fletcher and Thayer. (Legistar)

APPROVED: (first reading): Multiple parcels adding up to 67.6 acres at 1680 Dhu Varren Road, 1710 Dhu Varren Road, 2670 Pontiac Trail, 2672 Pontiac Trail, 2678 Pontiac Trail, and 2682 Pontiac Trail will be rezoned from Township (TWP) and R1C (Single-Family Dwelling District) to R4A (Multiple-Family Dwelling District) as part of the “Village of Ann Arbor” development site plan. Planned use is consistent with the adjacent zoning, land uses, and comprehensive land use plan. (Legistar)

POSTPONED: A resolution directing a new beginning of collaboration with the University of Michigan for reconstruction of the East Medical Center Drive bridge at an added cost of $2,050,000. The City’s contribution will be $500,000. Construction will be delayed to 2024. Resolution is postponed to February 21, 2023. (Legistar)

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