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Public Engagement for Use of Vacant City-Owned Lots

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​​​​​​​​​​Housing Affordability Community Discussion.PNG​The city is beginning a public engagement process to assist in developing a shared understanding and language about affordable housing, and its relationship to jobs, development, growth and planning, by creating a framework for discussing or evaluating these issues. Specifically, issues will be discussed in the context of redevelopment of two key publicly owned sites in downtown Ann Arbor, as part of a larger context of housing and affordability in our city: vacant city-owned lots at 350 S. Fifth Ave. and 415 W. Washington St.

The city is hosting five community discussions regarding the redevelopment of vacant lots at 350 S. Fifth Ave. and 415 W. Washington St. These honest and interactive conversations will be part of a larger context of housing and affordability discussions in Ann Arbor.

All people who live, work and/or spend significant time in Ann Arbor are invited to attend one of the below open-house style sessions. Weekend, day and evening options have been included to expand feedback opportunities from all.   

Housing + Affordability: Community Discussion Dates

  • Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, 150 S. 5th Ave., Suite 301, 5-9 p.m.

  • Friday, Dec. 6 at the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, third floor freespace, noon-4 p.m.

  • Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Ann Arbor YMCA, Michigan Room, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Sunday, Dec. 8 at Cirq, 210 S. 1st St., noon-4 p.m.

  • Monday, Dec. 9 at the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, third floor freespace, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Housing + Affordability: Community Discussion Meeting Date Flyer (PDF)


 

Those unable to attend a discussion can share feedback via the project webpage or email questions to Derek Delacourt at ddelacourt@a2gov.org​


Staff will be working to provide more feedback opportunities, including an online survey, in the near future.