Ann Arbor City Council have decided not to purchase an eight-acre plot of land off Packard Road to save landmark trees that may be earmarked for removal. Developer Jim Haeussler has been working on plans to convert the land into a 51-home subdivision, calling for the removal of over 140 trees from the area. Residents of the area spoke out against the idea of the subdivision, arguing against changes to the area’s natural landscape. City Council failed to pass a revised unit development rezoning ordinance presented on October 8, leading to the proposed purchase to convert the lot into a new nature area. The city is now trying to reach a settlement with Haeussler that will see some of the trees preserved.
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.