Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Summaries

from Council Member Elizabeth Nelson

Accessible from A2COUNCIL.com and A2ELNEL.com/A2COUNCIL

For each City Council meeting, I provide links to the agenda on the City's Legistar website, CTN's YouTube video of the meeting, and to my newsletters and voting charts. I write summaries of agenda items, along with Legistar links, articles I've written (highlighted purple), and articles published on MLive. Look for highlighted text to find votes on development, affordable housing, and the City's Sustainability and Innovations department.
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August 4, 2022

This City Council meeting was held in person at City Hall. Members of the public can participate in public hearings and public comment either in person or via phone.

  • CM Hayner was absent

  • APPROVED: An amendment to the Uniform Development Code (UDC) adds “religious assembly” as a primary use in the M1 (Limited Industrial) district. This amendment was requested by Oxford Properties. A second amendment to the UDC reduces minimum lot sizes, areas, and setbacks in the R2A zoning district. The minimum lot size in the R2A zoning district was previously 8,500 square feet and is now 5,000 square feet. The previous minimum lot area per dwelling was 4,250 square feet and is now 2,500 square feet. The rear setback requirement is reduced from 30 to 20 feet. These amendments to R2A were initiated by the Planning Commission. (Legistar)

  • APPROVED: The 1.15 acre City-owned property at 1146 South Maple sold to Avalon Housing for $260,000. In 2019, the City exercised a right of first refusal in order to buy this property for $260,000. Avalon plans to develop 14 units of affordable housing on this site. (Legistar)

  • APPROVED: $285,524.06 contract for engineering and design services related to the repair/replacement of the vehicle and pedestrian bridge at Gallup Park. (Legistar)

  • APPROVED: $59,000 in allocations from the FY23 Community Event Fund budget. The Ann Arbor Community Events Committee recommends funding to sixteen different community organizations and events in amounts ranging between $125 (Veterans Day Memorial) and $32,000 (Ann Arbor Summer Festival). (Legistar)

  • APPROVED: A resolution authorizes the City Attorney to investigate all legal courses of action to protect health, welfare, and safety concerns relative to the Hexavalent chromium spill. (Legistar)