Susan Pollay http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority Looks To Make Streets And Sidewalks More Vibrant http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-downtown-development-authority-looks-make-streets-and-sidewalks-more-vibrant <div>Improving downtown Ann Arbor streetscapes is becoming a priority. The downtown streets have different primary functions, but the <strong><a href="http://www.a2dda.org/" target="_blank">Downtown Development Authority</a></strong> wants to make sure all are as vibrant as possible.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:27:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47210 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority Looks To Make Streets And Sidewalks More Vibrant Ann Arbor Parking Structure To Get Upgrades And Temporary Bus Station http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-parking-structure-get-upgrades-and-temporary-bus-station <div>One of Ann Arbor's oldest parking structures is getting a $5 million update. &nbsp;The Downtown Development Authority has approved an improvement plan for the building at Fourth and William. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 00:08:42 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45578 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Parking Structure To Get Upgrades And Temporary Bus Station Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority Looking at Making Improvements to Parking Structure http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-downtown-development-authority-looking-making-improvements-parking-structure <p>Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority officials say users frequently complain about the slow elevator in the city's largest parking structure.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wemu.org/post/a2-bike-house-getting-good-usage-program-may-expand-other-parking-structures">A2 Bike House Getting Good Usage, Program May Expand to Other Parking Structures</a></span></p><p>The DDA has now hired Carl Walker for preliminary design, schedule, budget and phasing plan for replacing the southwest tower of the Fourth and William Parking Structure.&nbsp;</p><p>DDA Executive Director, Susan Pollay says the goal will be to have a more efficient and attractive elevator and stairs tower.&nbsp; She says the challenge will be to ensure two elevators and stairs remain open throughout the construction project.&nbsp;</p><p>Pollay says the tower improvements are expected to be only the first upgrades to the structure.&nbsp; Others may include incubator space on the ground floor, adding electric vehicle charging stations, and a new facade for the structure.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:23:16 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40034 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority Looking at Making Improvements to Parking Structure Ann Arbor will Charge Developers to Permanently Remove Parking Meters http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-will-charge-developers-permanently-remove-parking-meters <p>With over 100 on-street parking meters removed in Ann Arbor since 2006 and an additional 12 meters pending, city council has approved a new policy dealing with the issue.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Council Monday night approved the policy that would charge developers $45,000 per meter permanently removed plus the projected ten year value for the meter.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:49:31 +0000 Andrew Cluley 39892 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor will Charge Developers to Permanently Remove Parking Meters Issues of the Environment: Downtown Development in Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-downtown-development-ann-arbor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this week's installment of&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Issues of the Environment,</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;David Fair talks with Susan&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pollay</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about development in downtown Ann Arbor and how it fits into a more sustainable future for the city. Susan&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pollay</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is Executive Director of the&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://a2dda.org" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority.</a>&nbsp;</strong></p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125436570&amp;color=5fff00&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:41:20 +0000 David Fair 39174 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Downtown Development in Ann Arbor Ann Arbor City Council Delays Vote on Removal of Parking Meters Policy http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-delays-vote-removal-parking-meters-policy <p>Ann Arbor City Council has delayed a vote on a proposed policy developed by the Downtown Development Authority to address the permanent removal of on-street parking meters.&nbsp; The two-week delay is so council can hold a public hearing on the issue.&nbsp;</p><p>The policy proposes a $45,000 fee per meter removed for reasons other than an overall benefit to the community.&nbsp;</p><p>DDA Executive Director Susan Pollay says the policy could help the DDA work with developers to get the best possible projects for all.&nbsp; Pollay says over the last few years about 150 parking meters have been removed for a variety of projects large and small.&nbsp; She says the policy includes an option for developers to appeal a fee to the city administrator to review if the meter removal is an overall benefit to the community.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:51:30 +0000 Andrew Cluley 38479 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Delays Vote on Removal of Parking Meters Policy Issues With Ann Arbor Streetlights Remain Unresolved http://wemu.org/post/issues-ann-arbor-streetlights-remain-unresolved <p>The future of streetlights in downtown Ann Arbor is up in the air after City Council this week voted down a proposal to replace half of them. &nbsp;</p><p>As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the streetlights issue is part of ongoing funding issues between city council and the Downtown Development Authority.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:12:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 36703 at http://wemu.org Issues With Ann Arbor Streetlights Remain Unresolved Ann Arbor DDA Commits to Streetlights but wavers on Funding Beat Cops http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-dda-commits-streetlights-wavers-funding-beat-cops <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority has formally responded to one the funding requests that comes from the City of Ann Arbor.&nbsp; As&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Andrew&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cluley</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reports, it also put off a decision on another request for money.</span></p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 11:12:51 +0000 Andrew Cluley 31707 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor DDA Commits to Streetlights but wavers on Funding Beat Cops Ann Arbor DDA Passes New Budget, Funds Affordable Housing & Street Lights http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-dda-passes-new-budget-funds-affordable-housing-street-lights <p>The<a href="http://www.a2dda.org/"> Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority</a> has passed it's budget for fiscal year 2013-2014. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, several of the appointed DDA board members expressed concerns about budget amendments included at the request of Ann Arbor City Council.</p><ul><li><a href="http://wemu.org/file/2214">&nbsp; View the entire budget</a></li></ul><p></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:18:52 +0000 Andrew Cluley 30437 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor DDA Passes New Budget, Funds Affordable Housing & Street Lights