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General Planning News
Upcoming Citizen Participation Meetings
McKinley, Inc.has scheduled a citizen participation meeting for Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Ann Arbor District Library, Mallets Creek Branch, located at 3090 East Eisenhower Parkway, to present their proposal for a new apartment community at 2221 and 2233 S. State St. The proposed development project will involve the construction of two three-story residential apartment buildings and one two-story sales office with an adjoining apartment building, for a total of 68 units. The proposed development will be constructed on 2.4 acres behind the existing office building. For more information about the proposed project,contact Eric Tuomey (McKinley, Inc) at 734-769-8520 ext. 122 or e-mail at email@example.com during normal business hours.
Concordia University has scheduled a citizen participation meeting for Tuesday, December 10 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Earhart Manor, located at 4090 Geddes Road, to present a proposal for additions to the gymnasium building and storm water retention system. For more information about the proposed project, contact Suzanne Siegle during regular business hours at 734.995.7315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Citizen Participation Ordinance requirements, please contact Planning Services at (734) 794-6265 or email@example.com.
Non-Motorized Plan Update:
City Council and the City Planning Commission has adopted the Non-Motorized Plan as an amendment to the City Master Plan. The plan is provided in the link below:
Downtown Zoning Evaluation Project
The Planning Commission is conducting an evaluation of the downtown zoning changes approved by City Council in 2009. The Commission will finalize recommendations to City Council at its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7 pm, Council Chamber, second floor, Larcom City Hall. For more information, visit the project website at www.a2gov.org/downtownzoning.
Capital Improvements Plan Update
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and consider second year updates to the Capital Improvements Plan Committee on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber, second floor, Larcom City Hall. For more information, go to the CIP webpage at www.a2gov.org/cip.
R4C/R2A Zoning District Study
The City Council reappointed the R4C/R2A Task Force on July 1, 2013 to provide advice on the draft ordinance amendments to be presented to City Council. Meeting dates are posted on the project website.
Updated Fee Schedule
Updated fees for development review, appeals and zoning administration go into effect on July 1, 2013. The revised fee schedule is provided in the link below:
Sign Ordinance Amendments:
City Council approved amendments to Chapter 61 (Signs and Outdoor Advertising) at its June 17, 2013 meeting. The ordinance amendments prohibits off-premise signs (i.e. billboards) larger than 200 sf; allows for “changeable copy” to be used on a portion of a sign; and sets limits on the brightness of illuminated signs. The ordinance amendments are provided in the link below:
South State Street Corridor Plan:
The Planning Commission adopted the South State Street Corridor Plan as an amendment to the Master Plan: Land Use element on May 21, 2013. City Council will consider the plan on July 15, 2013. To view the adopted plan, go to the project webpage at www.a2gov.org/southstate.
ZORO Draft Available:
The public draft of the Unified Development Code, which is being created as part of the Zoning Ordinance Re-organization (ZORO) project, is now available at the project website.
Planning Commission Meeting Agenda and Packet
The City Planning Commission generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Council Chambers (2nd floor of City Hall) and has a working session on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
The Planning Commission meeting schedule, agendas and packets are available at the City of Ann Arbor's Legislative Information Center.
- Click here to access the City's Meeting, Agenda and Minutes Calendar. Scroll down the page to the City Planning Commission meeting and click on the Agenda or Meeting Details links for the packet materials.
Planning Commission Committee Meetings
Planning Commission committee meetings are open to the public. Public comments are accepted at the end of the meeting.
Capital Improvements Committee, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:30 pm, First Floor North conference room, Larcom City Hall
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Last updated: November 26, 2013