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Tue June 17, 2014

Plans To Consider Re-Design Of Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza Sent To Parks Advisory Commission

Ann Arbor City Council is unified in concerns over Liberty Plaza but differ in their thoughts on how to move forward on improving the urban park.  Council referred a resolution to start a re-design process to the Parks Advisory Commission. 

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89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the latest efforts to improve Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza.

Council member Stephen Kunselman doesn't believe a re-design effort will be effective until the neighboring business is interested.  He thinks what Liberty Plaza really needs is enhanced public safety.

Council member Christopher Taylor however is disappointed the issue has been pushed to PAC.  He says everyone knows the sunken park needs to be re-designed and PAC made that clear in recommendations approved by council less than a year ago.  

Others on council want Liberty Plaza and the proposed park on Library Lane to be considered together.

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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 acluley@emich.edu.