Proposal: Ann Arbor Central Park

. July 31, 2018.
Photo courtesy of a2centralpark.org
Photo courtesy of a2centralpark.org

Deciding best use for the Library Lot

The Ann Arbor Central Park Proposal is headed to November ballot. After years of trying, a citizens group known as Ann Arbor Committee for the Community Commons has garnered the 5,000 signatures required to bypass City Council and allow Ann Arbor residents to decide if the city-owned Library Lot on 5th Ave should be turned into a small park. In April of 2017 City Council sold the lot to Chicago developer Core Spaces for $10 million, but the plan for a 17-story luxury building was deeply unpopular. The city recently re-purchased the lot, but has yet to decide what to do with it. Without a legal mechanism to require developers of private land to build affordable housing, many view the city-owned lot as a rare opportunity to create affordable housing downtown. The Central Park Proposal will allow citizens to vote yes or no to a park.

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