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Old Posted Jun 6, 2018, 2:16 AM
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Seriously. That's great to hear. Could also be posted on the dedicated thread, if we're still trying to keep that up:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=220704
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Seriously. That's great to hear. Could also be posted on the dedicated thread, if we're still trying to keep that up:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=220704
I added that story to the Collective on 5th Thread, as well as the below:

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Developer invites Ann Arborites to discuss 17-story high-rise plan
Ryan Stanton | MLive
June 07, 2018

ANN ARBOR, MI - A Chicago-based development team planning to build a 17-story high-rise and plaza along Fifth Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor is inviting the public to give additional input. Core Spaces, which intends to purchase the city-owned Library Lot from Ann Arbor for $10 million, is asking community members to attend a neighborhood meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. June 20 at the downtown library's all-purpose room. Luke Bonner, a local consultant working with the developer, said the purpose of the meeting is to update the public on the project timeline and gain feedback. Anyone who's interested in learning more and giving input before the developer submits formal plans to the city for review and approval is welcome to attend...
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2018, 4:54 AM
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^^Ohh it oughta be entertaining to witness that nimby shouting match lmao

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6-story, solar-powered development on Ann Arbor's Main Street OK'd
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The City Council voted unanimously this week to approve plans for Elroy's Place, a $6 million, mixed-use building expected to rise on a vacant site at 321 N. Main St.

Atlantes LLC and Robert Darvas Associates
https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor..._developm.html



Plans for 107-room Homewood Suites hotel in Ann Arbor OK'd
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The City Council voted unanimously this week to approve plans for a Homewood Suites by Hilton at 2457 S. State St., north of Oakbrook Drive along the east side of State.

Krieger Klatt Architects
https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor...mewood_su.html

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I wonder how out-of-date the bing maps streetview is? They are showing old homes at 319 and 323 North Main, and I don't recall being just by a few months ago there being any vacant sites, here. Though, admittedly, I've only ever really driven by this part and not really paid too much attention.

Anyway, this seems like a natural progression up Main. You don't exactly need high-rises, here, but mid-rises do seem appropriate and needed.
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Old Posted Jul 6, 2018, 6:29 PM
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The lot was demoed in 2015 and site prep for a Bath House (? lol) soon followed. Plans for the Bath House fell through and the site continued to sit vacantly until the developer (I believe its the same developer) decided to put something more sustainable there.

Bing maps is quite out of date. 414 Main appears to be still under construction. And that was in 2013/2014...
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Oof. Clunker design on that Main Street project. That composite panel to multi unit buildings is like vinyl siding to McMansions.
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Not much news lately...I think I saw a Mlive article saying that they were doing utility work at the site of the future new Amtrak station but construction work isn't actually starting. Oh and I think The Yard, The Hub, and Six11 are close to opening
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Parking permits available on Downtown Ann Arbor's Y Lot
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ANN ARBOR, MI -- Ann Arbor is offering monthly parking permits for an empty downtown lot the city was eyeing for an affordable housing development.
https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor...bor_y_lot.html
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Reposting from Skyscrapercity:

The Ann Arbor News has some awesome drone shots of new developments taken by their photographer Jacob Hamilton:

Six11 - Opens August 23



The Yard - Opens August 27



The Hub - In foreground, opened August 1





Kingsley Condominiums



Collegian North - Opens next year





410 North First (right) and Kingsley Parkside (left)



Stadium View Condominiums



Collegian North East - Opens fall 2020



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Old Posted Aug 18, 2018, 3:37 AM
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Wow those are great photos. And soooooo many condensing units on the roof of The Yard!
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Yikes, Ann Arbor is booming. Thanks for the pics.
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Something big(?):
This isn't anything new apparently, but I just came across it...There's a clinical inpatient tower in the early phases at the UofM Medical Center campus...
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-Architect: HOK
-Contractor (preconstruction): Barton Malow
-Beds: ~264
-Procedural Suites: ~23
...and it is the U of M so there's a pretty good chance of it happening and possibly in the near future. Keep in mind that this is just a study, no renderings as of yet

U of M

http://umaec.umich.edu/projects/majo...oject-details/
http://record.umich.edu/articles/u-m...tient-facility
MLive article that I completely missed...
https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor...tion_of_n.html

(pardon my ignorance if this has been posted already somewhere, but its new to me)
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Update on Broadway Park:

See plans for $75M redevelopment of 'forgotten island' in Ann Arbor



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ANN ARBOR, MI - The Detroit-based Roxbury Group has submitted detailed plans to the city of Ann Arbor for a $75 million redevelopment of a 14-acre riverfront property owned by DTE Energy.

Roxbury and DTE announced in May they were cooperating to breathe new life into the vacant and polluted MichCon site at 841 Broadway St., located along the Huron River next to the Broadway bridges.

Roxbury's plans, dated Aug. 23 and prepared by the SmithGroup firm, are now in the city's hands and await staff review and ultimately City Council approval.
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The first phase also includes construction of four six-story buildings with a total of 104 residential condos along River Street, a two-story parking structure connected to the condo buildings, and a series of parking lots. The plans show a total of 486 automobile parking spaces and 46 bicycle parking spaces.

The second phase of the project includes a nine-story, 132-room hotel at the start of River Street just off Broadway, with a two-story riverfront restaurant connected to the hotel, and a series of retail spaces in two other commercial buildings along River Street, plus some commercial space in one of the condo buildings.
The big problem with this one is if no one knows whether they will be able to get this approved before the more development-skeptic council gets seated in January.



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This one has cleared another hurdle. It's probably the project NIMBYs have fought the hardest, which is funny since this isn't really anyone's "backyard." I'm not one to believe that NIMBYs never have a point are or never right about anything. But boy, the opposition to this one is particularly ridiculous.



Ann Arbor council votes 6-4 to OK agreements with high-rise developer

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ANN ARBOR, MI - The Ann Arbor City Council has approved two more agreements as part a deal to sell the city-owned Library Lot to Chicago developer Core Spaces for $10 million.

Continuing to try to make way for a 17-story high-rise on the Fifth Avenue property, the council voted Monday night, Sept. 17, to approve a workforce housing covenant and a parking agreement for the development known as The Collective on 5th.

Those agreements confirm details previously negotiated between the city and the developer, including the use of hundreds of parking spaces in city-owned public parking facilities downtown and provisions for dozens of workforce housing apartments.
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The Library Lot is the parking lot atop the city's Library Lane underground parking garage next to the downtown library, along the east side of Fifth Avenue between William and Liberty.

As tentatively planned, the development includes retail space on the ground floor, along with a hotel lobby, residential lobby and common area, office space on the second floor, 131 hotel rooms on floors three through six, 360 apartments on floors seven through 17, and a 12,000-square-foot plaza and event space open to the public.

Before voting on more agreements with Core Spaces, Eaton, D-4th Ward, argued the city should wait to see how things go with pending litigation over the $10 million deal and with a citizen-initiated November ballot proposal that asks voters whether the city should keep the Library Lot and transform it into a downtown central park.
The mayor is trying to move this along, as a new council is seated in November and will be dominated by decidedly anti-development or at least developer-skeptic. To get the development agreement out fo the way would be a big deal, as then all the new council could do is fight over the site plan and such. The funny thing is that the causes of the very tight housing market in the city is the city's lack of review of the it's very tight height and density limits. They could solve a lot of this for the next few years not even by expanding downtown, but simply increasing the height limit and FAR restrictions in the area already zoned downtown.
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Plans move ahead for solar-powered, mixed-income Ann Arbor community

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ANN ARBOR, MI - Washtenaw County is moving forward with plans for a unique solar-powered, mixed-income housing development in Ann Arbor.

The county Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at a committee meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19, in favor of purchase agreements that call for the creation of 75 market-rate homes and 50 affordable housing units at 2270 Platt Road.

Washtenaw County is set to sell nearly 14 acres for the housing development - known as Veridian at County Farm - to THRIVE Collaborative and Avalon Housing for $1.025 million.

County commissioners will give a final vote on the purchase agreements at their Oct. 3 meeting. Then the site plans would go through the city's approval process.


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Block-long redevelopment planned on Ann Arbor's Main Street
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Another major mixed-use development is being proposed in downtown Ann Arbor, one that has the potential to increase activity along Main Street south of William.

Documents submitted to the city show plans for a block-long redevelopment with 235 apartments and 11,315 square feet of retail space along the east side of Main Street, starting at William Street and going all the way down to Packard Street.



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Ann Arbor OKs 171 apartments to replace entire neighborhood block
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The demolition and redevelopment of an entire neighborhood block in Ann Arbor is now approved, making way for 171 new apartments with a total of 182 bedrooms.

The City Council voted 10-0 without discussion Monday night, Sept. 17, to approve the rezoning and site plan for a four-story apartment complex catering to young professionals at 151 E. Hoover.




https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor...rtments_t.html

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Residents moving out as entire Ann Arbor block is set for demolition
https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor...as_entire.html
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Central park approval a 'gut punch' for affordable housing in Ann Arbor, mayor says

Lmao the NIMBYS actually pulled through... well it's gonna just keep being stalled because Taylor is still mayor and he's in favor for development so we're just gonna get another 10 years of argument
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The mayor in Ann Arbor is mostly a ceremonial position, and his allies on council were wiped on Tuesday. I'm not exactly sure where this is in the approval process, but if it has to go back before council for anything, it will run into some serious trouble. If folks thought that the city council micro-managed projects to death before, they ain't seen nothing yet.
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