Construction of the structure will add 530 parking spaces to the university's parking system near the medical campus. The project will provide the Wall Street area and medical center campus with environmentally-sustainable features. Plans include trees and gardens for storm water management which may also be used for irrigation and reducing storm runoff to the river.
In about a year, there will be about 530 more parking spaces in Ann Arbor. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, construction will soon get underway ont he University of Michigan's new parking structure between Maiden Lane and Wall Street.
In this week's installment of "Issues of the Environment", WEMU's David Fair talks with Scott Spooner about the the environmental initiatives underway at the public golf courses in Ann Arbor. Mr. Spooner is the Superintendent of Golf Courses for the City of Ann Arbor.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority may soon have a new name to reflect the inclusion of the city of Ypsilanti as an official member. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor City Council Monday night took a necessary step in that direction.
The Public Art Ordinance in Ann Arbor has been revised, and the result is elimination of the "Percent for Art" mechanism of arts funding. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor City Council Monday night approved amendments to the ordinance that favors consideration of public art projects on a case-by-case basis in Capitol Projects.
If Ann Arbor City Council gets its way, there will soon be three, new beat officers patrolling the downtown area. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the council Monday night passed a resolution asking the Downtown Development Authority to provide the necessary funding for those positions.
Bell times, bus scheduling and an academic year calendar are now in place for the Ypsilanti Community School District that begins its official existence on July 1st. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the decisions were finalized Monday night.
Clean Water sustains life. And, clean water is dependent on a healthy watershed. Measuring the health of these watersheds is not just the job of scientists, As Barbara Lucas discovers in this months installment of WEMU's "The Green Room", it also takes a virtual army of citizen volunteers.
The American Hiking Society on Saturday will host an event as part of National Trails Day. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports it will be an opportunity for the community to acquaint itself with the Water Street Trail and progress being made on the Border to Border Trail in Washtenaw County.
In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat", WEMU's David Fair finds out more about the rapidly approaching "Cinetopia Film Festival" and talks with Julie Stotler of The Kite Network. the Kite Network is sponsoring tonight's Michigan Theater showing of the documentary, "Transforming Loss", but only after recognizing Russ Collins birthday!
It would cost the city of Ann Arbor three-point-four million dollars just to improve the condition of its property at 721 North main to "maintainable." As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the North Main-Huron River Corridor Vision Task Force received an update on the property Thursday night, as it continues to work towards a recommendation for city council.
The Huron River Watershed Council is embarking on a series of "resident conversations" to hear concerns and answer questions from those who live along the water's edge. WEMU's Bob Eccles interviewed HRWC Executive Director Laura Rubin about the effort.
In this week's installment of "Issues of the Environment" WEMU's David Fair talks with the Clean Energy Coalition's Rebecca Filbey. Rebecca is the Program Supervisor for the City of Ann Arbor's Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE program.
The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authory has awarded a five-thousand dollar grant that will provide stipends for young, local artists to create murals on the western edge of the city. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.
The Ann Arbor School Board continues to contemplate how to make nearly nine-million dollars in further budget reductions for next school year. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, one program that continues to be a primary focus is the reading intervention program.
Downtown Ann Arbor, on Saturday, will be the site of a protest march and rally. The "March Against Monsanto" will begin at 1 pm on the University of Michigan central campus Diag, and proceed to Hanover Square Park for the rally. On "Morning Edition" today, WEMU's David Fair caught up with the woman who organized the protest, Kryssi Jones.
The Superintendent search is underway in the Ann Arbor School District and applications are beginning to roll in. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, district officials are gathering public input before any interviews are conducted.
Soon Ypsilanti residents will be able to have ice cream delivered at home, with future plans to expand to Ann Arbor in the near future. WEMU's Bob Eccles sits down with Rob Hess, of Go! Ice Cream to talk about his passion for ice cream and cycling.
On this week's edition of "Cinema Chat" WEMU's David Fair has a different co-host. While Russ Collins spent the morning toiling elsewhere, Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum filled in to provide all of the movie information you'll need.