Ann Arbor Takes Steps Towards Determining Future of Land Above Underground Parking Structure
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.