Ann Arbor City Council: June 3, 2024

Jun 3, 2024 | 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 Briggs was absent
CM Watson was absent

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Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Summary

APPROVED: By resolution, City Council directs staff to enter into six months of exclusive negotiation with one developer – 4M – in order to sell the City-owned property at 415 W. Washington. A purchase agreement will be prepared and sent to Council for approval by December 31, 2024. Developer 4M is granted an additional “exclusive due diligence period of 12 months after execution of the purchase agreement” in order to conduct “necessary investigations, complete development entitlement, and other activities.” (Legistar)

APPROVED: Twelve lots totaling 1.3 acres at 732 Packard will be combined and rezoned from C1AR (Campus Business Residential District) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) for the “5 Corners” development by Core Spaces. This area between Packard and State (north of Arch) is currently the site of eleven buildings built between 1901 and 1963. The PUD zoning will allow a high-rise, multiple-family building including sustainability features and required (16%) affordable housing. The planned building will have 14 stories, 376 apartments, 82 vehicle parking spaces, 329 bicycle parking spaces, and potential for ground floor retail and restaurant. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Site plan and development agreement for 732 Packard. The 14 story building will have 20 townhouses and 3000 square feet of retail space on the first floor, and 256 apartments on the upper floors. A basement garage will have parking for 78 vehicles. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Amendments to the city ordinance that requires property owners to remove snow on sidewalks. Proposed amendments will adjust violation fine amounts and clarify different penalties depending on zoning district. Currently, the ordinance dictates fines of $60, $250, and $500 – $1,000 for first, second, and subsequent violations (respectively) in the same season, without regard to zoning district. (Legistar)

  • This week’s amendment refers to lower density residential zoning districts – R1, R2, and R3 – where the penalties for multiple violations in a single season will be:
    • First violation: $60 – $100 
    • Second violation: $100 – $250
    • Subsequent violations: $200 – $400
  • As amended, the ordinance will apply different penalties to multi-family properties (R4), other non-residential, and properties adjacent to public land. In those areas, penalties for multiple violations in a single season will be:
    • First violation: $250 – $500
    • Second violation: $400 – $800
    • Subsequent violations: $500 – $1,000 
  • Language is added to all sections to make clear that the responsibilities assigned to property owners also apply to the “owner’s agent” as registered with the City under regular rental and short-term-rental (Airbnb) licensing procedures.

APPROVED: Authorization to disperse $4,250,000 through the Residential Rebate program, administered by Elevate Energy. (Legistar)

Three resolutions related to traffic calming were approved

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Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for June 3, 2024 Part 1
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