High-Density Development Nixed in Ann Arbor

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, a high-density, 62 unit apartment complex was approved 6-4 by the city council, but a local law requires a supermajority to pass if members of the public file an 'opposition petition.'

The public debate over the project carried on until 1am, when the city council finally voted.

Ryan J. Stanton reports: "Council Member Christopher Taylor, D-3rd Ward, addressed the tension surrounding the project in his comments before voting.

"I don't think opponents of the project are reactionary NIMBYs ... nor do I believe properly that its proponents are philistines intent on gutting Ann Arbor, and I regret that the discourse has sunk to that level," he said."

In this video, the local neighborhood association illustrates with a model that the project is out of scale and character for the neighborhood. "It's the right development, but the wrong spot," says the speaker.

Full Story: Moravian project denied approval by Ann Arbor City Council

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