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Metro 202 Project Back on Track

Ann Arbor, MI – Reversing a decision made last month, Ann Arbor's city council has approved a nine-story development at the corner of Division and Washington.
City council voted eight to two Tuesday night in favor of the Metro 202 project. One councilmember abstained from the vote.
McKinley Properties Assistant Director of Commercial Properties, Frances Tedoro, says the firm will now work with city staff to establish timelines for the Metro 202 project.
Council member Stephen Rapundalo re-introduced the measure and changed his vote, and two other council members who were absent at the last meeting also voted in favor of the retail and apartment project.
City council member Robert Johnson says the approval sets a bad precedent that could allow developers to get much larger variances approved without using the planned unit development process.