Ann Arbor City Council has approved the site plan and development agreement for an apartment building at 624 Church Street. The proposal is for a 14 story apartment building built partially over the Pizza House Restaurant. The plan calls for 232 bedrooms in 123 units.
The project has been given positive reviews from the city’s Design Review Board but parking issues led to a lengthy conversation at the council table. The concerns centered around having spaces reserved in the Forest Avenue parking structure for the next 15 years, and three five year extensions to have spaces somewhere in the city’s parking system.
Council members say the city’s payment in lieu of parking program needs to be reviewed, as well as the requirement for parking at downtown developments.
The developers of the project hope to begin work in the spring with a targeted occupancy date in August of 2015.
— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.