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.