In further action to address the affordable housing shortage, Ann Arbor City Council voted 9-2 in December to approve the development of a new 19-story building at 616 E. Washington St. The building will be the tallest structure approved for construction in the city since the 1960s, a decade when both the 26-story Tower Plaza and the 18-story University Towers were built. City law caps any structure to be built downtown at 180 feet. While this proposed new building would be just over 200 feet, zoning rules allow for additional floors in exchange for the inclusion of more affordable housing units.
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.