This week’s agenda is quite short, though additional items may still be added at the last minute prior to the meeting (as happened before the last meeting). Council will consider two items at first reading: a rezoning at Pontiac Trail and an ordinance banning use of gas-powered leaf blowers in the summer months. There is one public hearing, on final approval for a rezoning at Traver Road.
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This week, the City Council agenda includes one rezoning (Briarwood mall, C-2) and an amendment to previous zoning (Lockwood on Ellsworth, C-1). Council will also vote to eliminate incentives to build affordable housing downtown (C-3) and add setback requirements for the Transit Corridor district zoning (C-4). In my Additional Thoughts below, I’ve written about a new policy to promote lane reductions on all multi-lane roads in town – the resolution in DC-4 explicitly rejects the consideration of traffic data in decision making.
This week, City Council considers an annexation (C-1), a rezoning (DB-1) two items related to elections in 2024 (DB-2, DB-3), two resolutions communicating concerns to the Michigan Department of Transportation (DC-4, DC-7), and two resolutions requesting reports on Home Energy Audits (DC-3, DC-6). The meeting includes two public hearings: one on the rezoning of parcels on Riverside Drive and another for opioid harm reduction funding.
This week’s Council agenda is extremely short, with just one item on the regular agenda. The biggest news announced this week was the possible sale of a City owned property that was previously designated for development of affordable housing. I wrote more about that in my “Additional Thoughts” section.
This week’s City Council agenda is quite short and includes two public hearings on final approval for two ordinance amendments: a rezoning of properties on Ann Arbor Saline Road and changes to the Transportation Commission bylaws. Council will also amend the terms of sale for 350 S Fifth (Y Lot).
This week, Council considers a lengthy agenda that includes seven public hearings. Council will vote on final approval for amendments to TC-1 zoning, an ordinance requiring home energy audits at time of sale, and amendments to marijuana regulation that will extend business hours later (until midnight). One of the public hearings this week will invite feedback from residents about a rezoning at White/Henry/State/Stimson for the “SouthTown” development that includes up 64 dedicated, full-time short term rentals (or Airbnb)
This week’s City Council meeting includes three public hearings, a new ordinance requiring home energy audits, and amendments to a brownfield plan that increases tax abatement for a developer. The consent agenda includes a resolution directing that $6,200,000 be transferred from the Ann Arbor Housing Commission to the City’s General Fund, to purchase the City-owned property at 350 S. Fifth (the “Y Lot”).
This week’s regular agenda is relatively short. There is one public hearing on an ordinance amendment that lifts requirements for membership on the Transportation Commission. At first reading, Council will consider several items: a request for rezoning at State/White/Henry (“SouthTown by 4M”), an amendment to TC-1 zoning, and a new ordinance requiring Home Energy Audit disclosures when homes are sold.
This week’s agenda is fairly short, and includes a few land use and planning items at locations on Broadway/Maidens Lane and Newport/Bird/Victoria Circle. The Consent Agenda is relatively short, and includes a plan for traffic calming on Granger from Forest to Olivia.
As of today (Tuesday, July 4th), there is very little on the City Council agenda for the meeting this Thursday. However, agenda items are frequently added late, so it’s worth checking the agenda again on the day of the meeting. As of today, the regular agenda includes only second reading and final approval for two ordinances: new police policy regarding traffic stops and rules for leaving household items on the curb for donation/reuse.