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Issues Of The Environment: The Allen Creek Greenway Is Coming

Oct 28, 2015

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The Allen Creek Greenway in Ann Arbor is coming. A budget allocation from Ann Arbor City Council earlier this year has the ball rolling. Where are we now? How quickly is the project moving?    In this week's 'Issues of the Environment," David Fair  seeks those answers in a conversation with the President of the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy, Joe O'Neil. 


Overview For 34 years, a nebulous plan for the Allen Creek Greenway has been talked about, but ground was never broken despite many studies showing social, economic, and environmental benefits for Ann Arbor. We are now at one of the most historic points in the Greenway's life, albeit such a long and well-debated life.  On this past May 18th, Ann Arbor City Council voted, unanimously, to fund the creation of the Allen Creek Greenway Master Plan. Joe O'Neil is President of the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy. He says now that an RFP for the master plan has been submitted by the city, donors are needed to fund aspects of the project, but the Allen Creek Creenway is coming. 

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