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Plans To Consider Re-Design Of Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza Sent To Parks Advisory Commission

Liberty Plaza
Andrew Cluley
89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor City Council is unified in concerns over Liberty Plaza but differ in their thoughts on how to move forward on improving the urban park.  Council referred a resolution to start a re-design process to the Parks Advisory Commission. 
Council member Stephen Kunselman doesn't believe a re-design effort will be effective until the neighboring business is interested.  He thinks what Liberty Plaza really needs is enhanced public safety.
Council member Christopher Taylor however is disappointed the issue has been pushed to PAC.  He says everyone knows the sunken park needs to be re-designed and PAC made that clear in recommendations approved by council less than a year ago.  
Others on council want Liberty Plaza and the proposed park on Library Lane to be considered together.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him


Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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