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Council Rejects Metro Development

Ann Arbor, MI – After postponing a decision three times, Ann Arbor's city council has rejected the Metro 202 project, saying it should have gone through the planned unit development process, or PUD.
Council actually voted five to three in favor of the project Monday night, but with two council members absent and one abstaining from the vote, there was not an overall majority required for approval.
Mayor John Hieftje says council needs to do a better job of making sure developments with variances are PUD's to provide the greatest benefit to the city.
McKinley Properties assistant director of commercial properties, Frances Tedoro, says the company will come up with a new plan for the nine-story property on Division street.
The original plan would have primarily included apartments with retail space on the first floor.