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A2Council Meeting Summary

Ann Arbor City Council: September 8, 2020

This was the eleventh 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: Short term rentals will be licensed and regulated by the City, effective March 1, 2021. (Legistar)

  • Licensing will require payment of a fee and application that includes: address, type of property, number of bedrooms for rent, maximum permitted occupancy, and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two contact persons responsible for the Short-Term Rental Unit.
  • A principal residence may be licensed as a short term rental, either host-stays or whole house rental.
  • A non-principal residence short-term rental will only be permitted in Mixed Use Zoning districts.
  • https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2020/09/ann-arbor-bans-dedicated-airbnb-short-term-rental-properties.html

APPROVED: Site plan for four story hotel (115 rooms) at 361 W. Eisenhower, with access off of Signature Blvd. (Legistar)

APPROVED: Annexation of Valhalla property (9.8 acres on the east side of South Main Street near the intersection of Scio Church Road, north of Ann Arbor Saline Road and adjacent to University of Michigan’s golf course). (Legistar)

  • Six houses currently exist in this area. Staff recommended zoning of R1D – consistent with the Master Plan Future Land Use – would permit the development of 84 dwelling units, maximum. The City Planning Commission recommends future zoning of conditional R4E, which would permit the development of 454 dwelling units. Zoning changes have not yet been presented to Council for a vote.