ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor officials are looking for community feedback on potential affordable housing developments on four city-owned sites.
Working with consultant SmithGroup, the city has launched a community engagement website and online survey to seek input on potential projects at 121 E. Catherine St., 353 S. Main St., 309 S. Ashley St. and 721 N. Main St.
Take the survey.
The 121 E. Catherine site is a 49-space parking lot in downtown’s Kerrytown district at the northwest corner of Fourth Avenue and Catherine Street. The site is zoned D2, which allows a building height of six stories.
The city’s Housing Commission is considering a 100% affordable housing development, though there also is potential for a partnership with a developer to have a mix of market-rate and affordable units.
Building options for the site range from four to six stories tall, with anywhere from 57 to 93 affordable housing units.
No onsite parking is required, but it may be important to the neighborhood, the survey states, estimating a three-story underground public parking deck on the site could cost $8 million, financed by the city.
Here are three development options: