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Analysis of City-Owned Properties as Affordable Housing

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​​​​Financial Feasibiliy ​Analysis of City-Owned Properties as Affordable Housing 

​​​The Mayor and City Council directed the AAHC and Administrator to conduct a financial feasibility analysis of underutilized City-owned properties to determine the suitability for affordable housing to households at 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or less. The analysis was presented at the November 18, 2019 City Council Meeting. The analysis was updated​ to include 415 W Washington and 350 S 5th Ave. An update was provided during a Council Work Session on June 14, 2021.

Community Engagement Process

Please go to the website below to view and provide your input on site-specific building renderings and analysis:


Supporting Documents​

City Council Resolutions

R-09-273 Preservation of Open Space on Northeast Corner of First and William Stree​t​

R-18-140 Resolution to appropriate funds for the City's ownership of 350 S 5th

R-18-173 Resolution of intent for 350 S 5th

R-19-109 Directing the Planning Commission to consider the benefit of downtown affordable housing premiums

R-19-110 Directing AAHC & Administration to analyze 721 N Main

R-19-111 Directing AAHC & Administration to analyze 2000 S Industrial

R-19-116 Directing AAHC & Administration to analyze 1510 E Stadium

R-19-138 Directing AAHC & Administration to analyze 10 properties​​​​​ (including R-19-110, R19-111, and R-19-116 above)

City of Ann Arbor Brownfield Policy

R-19-419 City of Ann Arbor Brownfield Policy Adoption

R-19-320 Hiring of the SmithGroup to conduct community engagement for redevelopment of 350 S 5th (former Y site)

R-19-376 Hiring of the SmithGroup to conduct community engagement for redevelopment of 415 W Washington

R-19-514 Directing AAHC & Administration to develop 121 E Catherine as affordable housing

R-19-515​ Directing AAHC & Administration to develop 404 N Ashley as affordable housing

R-19-516 Further analysis for development at 2000 S Industrial

R-19-517 Community Engagement for Ashley/William & First/William parking lots

R-19-518 Community Engagement for 721 N Main

R-19-519 Community Engagement for 3432-3440 Platt & 3435-3443 Springbrook

R-19-520 Further analysis for development at 1510 E Stadium

R-19-521​ Directing AAHC & Administration to analyze 353 S Main

R-20-139​ Pre-Entitlement 350 S 5th Ave​

R-20-272​ Pre-Entitlement 415 W Washington

R-20-131 Community Engagement, Downtown Parking Study, and Downtown Housing Market Analysis for 4 properties

Affordable Housing Zoning

Zoning Analysis


121 E Catherine surface parking lot

350 S Fifth (former Y site)

404 N Ashley

415 W Washington

1510 E Stadium

2000 S. Industrial

Platt - Springbrook

S. Ashley surface parking lot (Kline's lot)

353 S. Main surface parking lot

721 N Main

Income and Rent

Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income and Rents

Washtenaw County HUD Income and Rents

Policy Documents

2015 Washtenaw County Housing Affordability and Economic Equity Analysis

Ann Arbor Housing Fund Policy

Washtenaw County Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan

Affordable Housing Toolkit

DDA Housing Fund Overview and Grant History.pdf

Downtown Development Authority MAP with 1/4 mile Boundary

Out of Reach Report - National Low-Income Housing Coalition

Low Income Housing Tax Credit Impact on Michigan

Low Income Housing Tax Credit Impact 12th District (Includes Ann Arbor)

Legal Documents

721 N Main FEMA Deed Restriction

2000 S. Industrial Corrective Action Notice Underground Storage Tank

Map of MDNR Encumbered Area - Burns Park and Senior Center

U-M Dental Clinic Lease at 404-406 N Ashley

City Ordinance related to DDA affordable housing funding

Ann Arbor Housing Commission

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Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Finance and Administrative Office

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Ann Arbor, MI  48104

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