For Immediate Release
SOUTH STATE STREET CORRIDOR STUDY
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 12, 2012 — The City of Ann Arbor Planning and Development Services Unit is undertaking a planning study of the State Street corridor from Stimson Street south to West Ellsworth Road. The intent of this study is to explore land use alternatives to help guide future development.
The city is hosting a public input session on Wednesday, July 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel (3200 Boardwalk Drive). The session will include a summary of public comment to date and discussion of draft land use recommendations for the corridor.
South State Street Background
Development since the 1950's has shaped South State Street to be Ann Arbor's primary office, research, and light industrial corridor. Today, this area contains approximately 900,000 square feet of office space and 580,000 square feet of industrial and light manufacturing space, more than any other single area of the city. Commercial and residential uses are also present in this corridor, but constitute a smaller percentage of the land use. The city intends to preserve existing land uses and ensure future uses are compatible and complementary.
The Planning and Development Services Unit will post all materials, reports, maps, and plan drafts on the City of Ann Arbor website (www.a2gov.org/southstate) as they become available. If you are interested in providing feedback for this project and are unable to attend the input session, please contact Kristin Baja at SouthState@a2gov.org or 734.794.6000, extension 42653.
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