Ward 4 News Posts

The communications on this page were part of my service as an Ann Arbor City Council member for Ward 4 from 2018-2022. If you have Ward 4 news to share, feel free to email me: contact@a2elnel.com

Gameday RV Parking at Briarwood Mall

Gameday RV Parking at Briarwood Mall

This week, two local media outlets published stories about a new activity in Ward 4: this fall, Briarwood Mall is hosting RV’s for football game weekends. I was excited to read about the activities at Briarwood because this was a solution I actively promoted this summer.

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Scio Church Road Construction Delayed to 2023

Scio Church Road Construction Delayed to 2023

City staff announced this week that the Scio Church (Seventh to Maple) road construction project will be delayed until 2023. This project has been delayed multiple times, and was most recently scheduled to begin in Fall 2022 and completed in Spring 2023. According to...

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State and Hill Improvement Meeting (Sept 27, 2022)

State and Hill Improvement Meeting (Sept 27, 2022)

The City of Ann Arbor will be holding a virtual information session to provide updates on the State and Hill Improvement Project, which will begin construction in 2023. This session will allow the public to ask questions and learn about the progress of the design....

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Update: The George Conversion of Retail Space

Update: The George Conversion of Retail Space

This week, the City Planning Commission held a public hearing on the question of adding 42 units of housing to the first floor of The George. This is a space that had been designated for commercial/retail use and approval was required in order to allow its conversion...

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Public Hearing for West Stadium TC1 Rezoning (Aug 16 2022)

Public Hearing for West Stadium TC1 Rezoning (Aug 16 2022)

The Ann Arbor Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 7:00PM about proposed TC1 rezoning in the West Stadium Boulevard and North/South Maple Road area. Residents within 300 feet of the proposed area received a postcard...

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Fixing Coler Road Cut-Through Path

Fixing Coler Road Cut-Through Path

I was very excited to learn this week that a cut-through path at the end of Coler Road (leading into Woodbury Gardens Apartments) has finally been fixed! The end of Coler abuts the property of Woodbury Gardens and neighbors use this cut-through in both directions....

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Churchill Downs Park Stormwater Basin Update July 6 2022

Churchill Downs Park Stormwater Basin Update July 6 2022

The following was emailed July 6, 2022 by Harry Sheehan, Chief Deputy of Washtenaw County Water Resources. What is Happening NowExcavation is moving along, thanks to dry weather, an efficient contractor, and available trucks. I expect they’ll wrap up digging the hole...

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Churchill Downs Park Stormwater Basin Update May 26 2022

Churchill Downs Park Stormwater Basin Update May 26 2022

The following was emailed May 26, 2022 by Harry Sheehan, Chief Deputy of Washtenaw County Water Resources. Churchill Park Neighbors, We’re closing in on the first month of construction so below is a brief update. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PARK IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC....

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Arbor on Main (Valhalla) Development Update (May 21, 2022)

Arbor on Main (Valhalla) Development Update (May 21, 2022)

The developer of "Arbor on Main" (previously known as "Valhalla") plans to file an Administrative Amendment to the approved site plan in order to do the following: Reduce the maximum building height at the southeast corner, in accordance with neighbor's requests. This...

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Valhalla Drive Fire Training (May 25-27, 2022)

Valhalla Drive Fire Training (May 25-27, 2022)

This week there will be Ann Arbor Fire Department training activities at Valhalla Drive (weather permitting). Residents near the intersection of Scio Church and Main might notice smoke and fire trucks at this location. Selective fire-setting and extinguishment is...

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Runnymede Path: Listening to Ward 4 Residents

Runnymede Path: Listening to Ward 4 Residents

I pulled a resolution off of the May 5, 2022 agenda due to three absences I learned about ahead of our meeting. Mayor Taylor, Council Member Briggs, and Council Member Radina were not present at City Council this week. WARD 4 ADVOCACY On the May 5, 2022 Council agenda...

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Runnymede Path Update (May 5 2022)

Runnymede Path Update (May 5 2022)

Agenda item DC-4 on the 5/5/22 agenda (Resolution to Negotiate an Easement for Runnymede-Pauline Path) will not be discussed tonight, because it will not have the benefit of consideration among the whole of our elected body. There are going to be three absences...

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Runnymede Path: Proposal for City Easement

Runnymede Path: Proposal for City Easement

Residents in the Dicken neighborhood of Ward 4 tell me that they are happy to see agenda item DC-4, which is a first step toward repairing a pedestrian path between Runnymede and Pauline. DC-4 (22-0803) Resolution to Negotiate an Easement for Runnymede-Pauline Path I...

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State and Hill Improvement Virtual Meeting Apr 26 2022

State and Hill Improvement Virtual Meeting Apr 26 2022

The City of Ann Arbor will hold a virtual meeting to discuss the State and Hill Streets Improvements Project on April 26, 2022 State and Hill Improvement Public MeetingApril 26, 2022 12 noon - 1PMZoom Meeting (check website for link) According to the City's website,...

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Allmendinger Park Playground Survey Open Until April 15 2022

Allmendinger Park Playground Survey Open Until April 15 2022

This week, my household received a postcard from the City with a link to a survey about the Allmendinger Park playground. This is my local neighborhood park, where my own children played when they were younger. I look forward to seeing improvements for the next...

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