Ann Arbor City Council has approved using between 6500 square feet to 12,000 square feet of the land above the underground parking structure for an urban park.
Will Hathaway is a member of the Library Green Conservancy that's been pushing for a park.
Council has also taken the first step towards selling the development rights to the portion above the parking structure designed for high density development. The city plans to use a similar process to the way they reached a sales agreement for the former Y-M-C-A lot. That process included a variety of restrictions in how the property can be used.
The neighboring Ann Arbor District Library is urging the city take it's time with a park proposal to ensure substance abuse and other safety concerns are addressed.
— 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.