8:11 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Improving Economy Spiking Interest For Developments In Ann Arbor

A proposed apartment building for active adults highlights a growing number of developments planned for Ann Arbor.

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU
89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on an increase in development proposals for Ann Arbor, including an apartment building for Ann Arbor Saline Road near Main Street.

Planning Manager Wendy Rampson says the commission typically gets two or three projects per month for review.  Ten plans came in last month, and several more have already come in this month.  She thinks this is the product of the improving economy.  A mix of proposals have been submitted including multi-family residential, an expansion of a school, and gas stations. 

The Ann Arbor Saline Road proposal is for 75 units and exercise facilities on about five acres near the intersection with Main Street.  It also includes a regional storm water detention facility to help lessen flooding concerns in the area.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him