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Proposal Request Delayed; Re-Zoning Still Alive

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority has been granted more time to submit requests for proposals for the development of two parking lots. City council unanimously approved the delays Monday night.
D-D-A Director Susan Pollay says the request for proposals for the First and Washington site is complete and will be shown to council next month. Pollay says the Kline lot request for proposals will not be drafted until ongoing soil and economic studies are completed.

In other city council action Monday night, a plan to re-zone nearly 50 acres north of the Arborland Mall for a condominium project is still on the table.
Council voted eight to three to allow the rezoning issue to go to a public hearing and second reading by council next month.
Many residents in the area oppose the project, which was previously rejected by the city's planning commission. Council members say they're also concerned with accessability and damage to important natural features if the 300-unit condo project is built.