We are the Library Green Conservancy, a group of residents working with the local community and the City of Ann Arbor to create public park next to the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.
Help define our Library Block!
The Ann Arbor community has a unique opportunity to shape what will become the primary public space in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. The Library Green Conservancy will update this page to inform you here about opportunities to have your voice heard.
City Council to vote on Library Lot Development Proposal on April 17
Ann Arbor City Council will meet at 7:00pm on Monday, April 17, 2017 to vote on the proposal from CORE Spaces. CORE is a Chicago based company. They were selected by the City as the leading candidate to negotiate for the right to develop on the Library Lot. Less that a month ago, on March 16, the public had its first opportunity to comment to City Council on CORE’s proposal for a 17-story, luxury hotel and condo tower to be built in the middle of this publicly owned site. A primary issue for the Library Green Conservancy is the way that CORE treats the public plaza and pedestrian walkways. Another concern is that CORE has requested a total of 361 parking spaces in both the Library Lane and Fourth & William parking structures. If the parking deal and their development proposal are approved, CORE will build a skyscraper on the Library Lot and they would control the 360 parking spaces for as long as 50 years. If you have an opinion about the use of this publicly owned, center of downtown Ann Arbor, contact City Council and let them know.
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