Mayor John Hieftje http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Gets Loan Extension for Former YMCA Site http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-gets-loan-extension-former-ymca-site <p>Ann Arbor City Administrator Steve Powers says work on the sale of the former YMCA lot to Dennis Dahlmann continues to go smoothly.&nbsp;&nbsp; However with the city facing a December 16th deadline to repay the $3.5 million installment purchase agreement city council has approved a six month extension on the loan.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:38:35 +0000 Andrew Cluley 38519 at http://wemu.org Sale of Former YMCA Lot in Ann Arbor Moves Forward http://wemu.org/post/sale-former-ymca-lot-ann-arbor-moves-forward <p>The City of Ann Arbor and the owner of the Campus Inn and Bell Tower Hotel have reached an agreement for the sale of the former YMCA &nbsp;property.&nbsp;</p><p>Dennis Dahlmann agreed to all of the conditions required by City Council in addition to his purchase price of $5.25 million &nbsp;for the property at 350 South Fifth Avenue.&nbsp;</p><p>Mayor John Hieftje says he's excited to have the sale moving forward and have the land providing income to the city and bring more vitality than a surface parking lot.<br /><br />The sale is expected to close by the end of the year to meet the city's deadline to payoff an interest only loan on the property.&nbsp; Dahlmann will be required to build a project including ground floor retail, large plate office space, and residential units.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:58:14 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37964 at http://wemu.org Sale of Former YMCA Lot in Ann Arbor Moves Forward Ann Arbor City Council Delays Vote on Accepting Ypsilanti Township into the AAATA http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-delays-vote-accepting-ypsilanti-township-aaata <p>Ann Arbor City Council on Monday night postponed a vote on amending the articles of incorporation of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority to include Ypsilanti Township.</p><p></p><p>As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, council voted eight to three last night to delay a decision until the second meeting in November.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:02:14 +0000 Andrew Cluley 36651 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Delays Vote on Accepting Ypsilanti Township into the AAATA Ann Arbor City Council Approves Trial Waiver Of Liberty Plaza Rental Fees http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-approves-trial-waiver-liberty-plaza-rental-fees <p>Rental fees will be waived at an Ann Arbor park in an effort to assist a program that provides food for the homeless, and help increase community activity. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor City Council last night unanimously approved a one-year, trial waiver of rental fees at Liberty Plaza.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:53:33 +0000 Andrew Cluley 32237 at http://wemu.org 13th Annual Mayors Green Fair in Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/13th-annual-mayors-green-fair-ann-arbor <p>The latest innovations in "green" products will take over Ann Arbor's Main Street tonight. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the 13th annual event runs from six to nine tonight.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:36:41 +0000 Andrew Cluley 30852 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayor Addresses State of the City http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayor-addresses-state-city <p>The Mayor of Ann Arbor says the city has turned the corner on recession. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, John Hieftje yesterday gave an unofficial "State of the City" address at the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Headline Lunch.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:24:17 +0000 Andrew Cluley 30847 at http://wemu.org