Center of the City Task Force public meeting Nov 6th

Oct 18, 2019 | City News

The following was released by the Center of the City Task Force on Oct 18, 2019:

Dear community members,

We want to hear from you!

We invite you to share ideas for the development of a “Center of the City Commons.” Your input is essential to determine how the future Commons will best serve the entire community. 

Please join the Center of the City Task Force anytime between 6-8 pm on Wednesday, November 6, at the 4th Floor Meeting Room at the Downtown Library (343 S. 5th Ave).  

Center of the City Task Force Public Meeting

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 (6:00-8:00PM)

Ann Arbor District Downtown Library – 4th Floor Meeting Room

343 South 5th Ave

Ann Arbor

At this gathering, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the work of the Task Force.
  • Offer thoughts on what would make a successful Commons area.
  • Sign-up to stay updated on the activities of the Center of the City Task Force.


Last November, voters approved Proposal A to amend the City Charter, which states that City-owned land within what is known as the Library Block, “shall be retained in public ownership, in perpetuity, and developed as an urban central park and civic center commons known as the ‘Center of the City.” Since then, City Council formed the citizen-led Center of the City Task Force to help determine the future of this area. This invitation is our initial outreach, beginning a model of public and private non-profit cooperation, to you as a “shareholder in the commons” to share in this unique opportunity for all of us in Ann Arbor to design and create together the Center of the City — for now, and for generations to come.

More information:

For more information about the Center of City Task Force, please see our website:

Please direct any questions about the work of the Task Force and/or this invitation to Heather Seyfarth (Community Engagement Specialist, City of Ann Arbor) at

Hope to see you there!

Sent on behalf of the Center of the City Task Force:

Hannah Boettcher

Ann Dilcher

Alan Haber

John Haines

Jeff Hayner (council member)

Miles Klapthor, Vice Chair

Carolyn Loh

Meghan Musolff, Chair

Chip Smith (council member)

Norman Tyler

Dean Yang