In recent years there has been a lot of talk about the need for a downtown park above Ann Arbor's underground parking structure. Now Ann Arbor City Council will consider a resolution to pay for a re-design of the Liberty Plaza just to the northeast of the garage.
Council Member Christopher Taylor says most people agree the park needs work despite hosting one popular event. He says it may be packed for Sonic Lunch, but is underutilized at other times due to concerns about drug and alcohol use.
Taylor wants the public, neighboring businesses, the library and others to help shape what a re-imagined Liberty Plaza will look like. The plan calls on using the nearly $25,000 council added to the Parks and Recreation Services budget for the design process.
— 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.