Community Group Wants Ann Arbor's Library Lot To Be Used As Park Instead Of Housing
Ann Arbor's city council could soon call a session to continue discussing the future of the controversial city-owned property known as the Library Lot. But those who oppose its sale for a high-rise development are still hopeful it could be used for a park.
City Council is considering the project, because it would generate $10 million that could go to affordable housing and other public services.
Alan Haber is a member of the Committee for the Community Commons.
"And while that is very important, in contrast to a place that is for the whole community including homeless, it is more important, to my view and many people's, that we have a civic place in the center of town."
Haber's group is seeking legal action after the Ann Arbor City Clerk decided to not certify a petition that called to let voters decide what should happen with the property. The clerk said some signatures were invalid.
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