New incentives, aimed at increasing the amount of affordable housing in the area, have been approved by Ann Arbor City Council. During a meeting on November 4, the Council voted 11-0 to change zoning premiums, allowing developers incentives based on the number of affordable residential housing units included in developments. The incentives address an Ann Arbor housing crisis, as rents have risen an average of 16% a year, forcing many residents to move from the city. Area activists held a “March for Housing Now” in November, demanding that City Council take more action to address the issue.
The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered
While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.
There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status. Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to
Social justice songwriters Heather Mae and Crys Matthews take their 2020 tour online. Here’s one way to stay positive during these trying times.