Ann Arbor Planning Commission Recommends NO for housing complex off Pontiac Trail
By a vote of 7-2, the Commission rejected plans to build a 710-bed student apartment complex intended to be called The Cottages at Barton Green. Fierce opposition to the project from residential neighbors highlighted concerns about traffic, pedestrian and bicycle safety, property values, and other issues, including flooding. The plan, without a positive recommendation from the Commission, will still have the chance to face a vote from the full City Council.
Vogel Lock and Safe closing after a hundred and five years
The longtime Ann Arbor business at 113 W. Washington shut its doors on March 30th. A note on the door written by fourth-generation owner Robert Vogel, also the part-time Fire Chief in South Lyon, stated, “Dear Valued Customer: As of March 30, 2018, Denise and I will be retiring and Vogel’s Lock & Safe will be going out of business. We also wanted to take the time to thank you for being a loyal customer.” It’s a lock.
Liv Café N Wellness Medical Marijuana Dispensary officially approved
The Ann Arbor City Council Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a special-exception use permit for Liv Cafe N Wellness, a 1,500-square-foot second floor loft space at 603 E. William St., next to New York Pizza Depot. Liv Café is described as a spot for a “refreshing, educational and better health environment, providing a mix of medicinal and non-medicinal products and services, including medical-grade marijuana for registered patients.”
New gym offers fitness from the inside out
3N1 Fitness Revolution marks its Grand Opening with a full day of class demos, live music and more. 3N1 is committed to the health of the whole person, offering psychological services as well as consultations with a staff nutritionist to complement your exercise regime. 3N1 specializes in three key classes in addition to their full service weight and cardio training equipment.