New! A public hearing on the draft plan has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, second floor, Larcom City Hall.
The City of Ann Arbor is undertaking a planning study of the South State Street corridor from Stimson Street south to West Ellsworth Road. The study will address current and future land uses, zoning alternatives, transportation options, infrastructure improvements, and other topics along the corridor, to guide future development in a desirable and sustainable manner.
Phase I: Project Kick-Off
Phase II: Community Input
Phase III: Analyze Information + Draft Plan
Phase IV: Review: Click here to review the May 22, 2013 Draft Plan (18 MB pdf)
Phase V: Implementation
The South State Street Corridor from Stimson Street to West Ellsworth Road is a major employment center and retail destination. It is a high-activity area that is primarily automobile-oriented, and connects I-94 to the downtown. Development since the 1950's has shaped South State Street to be Ann Arbor's primary office, research, and light industrial corridor. Influential properties include the University of Michigan, Briarwood Mall, Research Park, and Hidden Valley Club apartments.
No previous corridor studies have focused on South State Street. However, several current plans include the corridor in their studies and recommendations. This study and plan will include past planning efforts from documents such as the City of Ann Arbor Master Plan: Land Use Element (2009), the Briarwood Subarea Plan (1995), University of Michigan, South Campus Plan (2005), and the City of Ann Arbor Transportation Plan (2009), Non-Motorized Plan (2007), and Capital Improvements Plan (2011).
Because of the concentration of high-activity uses, proximity to downtown and the highway, and lack of conflicting land uses, the South State Street Corridor is poised for future growth and redevelopment. Planning efforts from the City will look for opportunities to improve transportation, land use, and the natural environment in order to foster thoughtful and sustainable growth.
Public Input Session- May 23, 2012
The City hosted a public input session on Wednesday, May 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Malletts Creek Library (3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway). The session included a presentation from city planners followed by small group brainstorming and feedback. The session helped identify issues, visions, and priorities for the South State Street corridor and will help guide recommendations to Planning Commission.
Download a PDF of the May 23 South State Street presentation here!
Download a PDF of the South State Street information sheet here!
Public Input Session- July 25, 2012
A second public input session took place on Wednesday, July 25 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel (3200 Boardwalk Drive). The session included a summary of public comment to date and discussion of draft land use, transportation, and aesthetic recommendations for the corridor. Attendees were asked to review draft recommendations and provide feedback on aerial maps and handouts. The session will help revise and finalize recommendations to Planning Commission.
Download a PDF of the July 25 South State Street presentation here!
Download a PDF of the South State Street draft recommendations here!
Future public meetings include: Master Plan Revisions Committee meeting, Planning Commission working session, Planning Commision public hearing, and City Council public hearing. Dates for each of these meeting to be determined.
To find out more about the study and how you can participate, contact Jeff Kahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: May 16, 2013