After lying vacant for years, the site of a former DTE Energy plant at 841 Broadway St. has a new development plan, approved 10-1 by Ann Arbor City Council on July 1. The conceptual plan, designed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group, includes condos, a restaurant, a hotel, commercial space, a canoe/kayak launch, an event pavilion, a water feature/ ice rink, green area with walking trails, and a bridge across the Huron River to Argo Park. Although most of the new housing will likely be competitively priced for its desirable location, as a Planned Unit Development (PUD), site zoning requires Roxbury to provide a minimum of 15% affordable housing or make a donation to Ann Arbor’s affordable housing fund. $100 million will be necessary to transform the polluted former coal-gasification plant. The City plans to use 12 years of tax revenue from the development to finance the environmental cleanup. Groundbreaking on the site could kickoff this year, according to Roxbury, although they still need to return to City Council for official site plan approval.
One of the things Michigan is most known for is our breweries. And nothing beats the delicious taste of a cool beer from one of our favorite breweries. With the addition of growlers, we can enjoy our favorite beers from our favorite local breweries from the comfort of our own home. We live in a
Project 206 masterfully melds freak-out jazz sensibilities with progressive rock tendencies on their instrumental, four-track sophomore EP, Volatile.
All live music venues are vital. That’s our starting point for this series. The stories we’re sharing here demonstrate that local establishments hosting performances by local musicians should never be taken for granted— particularly in a post-pandemic world. When it comes to the Ark, you could argue that there’s been a dedicated constituency that has
The Truth About Human Trafficking: Local expert Bridgette Carr dispels common myths and offers real solutionsMay 21, 2020
The phrase “human trafficking” can conjure up terrifying images of teenage girls being snatched up at the local mall— a problematic misconception about the realities of human trafficking. Bridgette Carr, director of the University of Michigan Law Human Trafficking Clinic, explains that “buying into this type of narrative is harming those who are actual victims