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What changes would you like to see along the South State Street Corridor (Stimson Street to W. Ellsworth Road)?
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The City of Ann Arbor Planning and Development Department is undertaking a planning study of the State Street corridor from Stimson Street south to West Ellsworth Road. The intent of this study is to explore such topics as zoning alternatives, transportation options, and infrastructure improvements in the area, as they relate to current and future land uses, to guide future development.
The South State Street Corridor is a major employment center and retail destination. Development since the 1950's has shaped South State Street to be Ann Arbor's primary office, research, and light industrial corridor. Because of the concentration of high-activity uses, proximity to downtown and the highway, and lack of conflicting land uses, the South State Street Corridor is poised for future growth and redevelopment. Planning efforts from the City will look for opportunities to improve transportation, land use, and the natural environment in order to foster thoughtful and sustainable growth.
The City intends to utilize community feedback in drafting recommendations for the corridor. Answering this question will help guide future land use, transportation, and aesthetic recommendations for South State Street.
For the purposes of this project, the City has divided the corridor into three sub-areas. The northern-most area, Area 1, extends from Stimson on the north to Eisenhower on the south. It contains a mix of commercial, office and long-standing industrial properties. This sub-area is zoned primarily for office and light industrial uses only.
Area 2 extends from the southern edge of Area 1 south to I-94. This sub-area encompasses a mix of office, commercial, and residential uses. There are no current industrial uses here, though the zoning for a large portion of the sub-area allows light industrial uses.
Area 3 is south of I-94 and east of State St. It includes Ann Arbor Research Park and Ann Arbor Industrial Park. This sub-area is zoned for and contains primarily research, office and light industrial uses.
After nearly forty stakeholder interviews and two public information sessions, the City has drafted land use, transportation, and aesthetic recommendations for the corridor. If you want to see draft recommendations, click here!
A draft land use recommendations map can be seen below:
We want to hear from you!
Your comments on the corridor are very important. There are three ways that you can participate in the recommendation process:
- Provide your comments in this “Open City Hall” discussion forum.
- Email your feedback to email@example.com.
- Attend the public hearings.
To find out more about the study and how you can participate, contact Kristin Baja at:
Phone: 734-794-6000 x 42653
Mail: Larcom City Hall, first floor
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
If you are unable to attend a City Council meeting, you can watch meetings live on the Community Television Network on your television at CTN Cable Channel 16, or from a computer by visiting: www.a2gov.org/ctn/ and clicking on GovTV-16.
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