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City Of Ann Arbor Considering Increasing Housing Density Along Transit Corridors

Nov 16, 2020

Ann Arbor’s City Council will discuss Monday night the possibility of increasing the housing density along transit corridors.  

It’s all part of a resolution that, if approved, would direct the city’s planning commission to create a Transit Supported Development District.  As part of that project, transportation corridors like Washtenaw, State, and Jackson may get rezoned to allow for more housing development.  Council Member Kathy Griswold from the second ward says the project would allow residents to live in Ann Arbor without owning a vehicle.

Council Member Kathy Griswold: If people are taking the bus downtown then we’re not having to provide parking for vehicles downtown.

Griswold says the project could also help improve pedestrian safety because fewer vehicles would be on the road.  

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu