A meeting of the Library Lot RFP review committee, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2011, has been canceled, to be rescheduled for an as-yet-undetermined date during the week of March 7. The reason for the cancellation, according to an email from Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority director Susan Pollay, was the expectation that full attendance would not be achieved. The committee is charged with reviewing responses to the city’s request for proposals on the use of the space above the Fifth Avenue underground parking garage, currently under construction by the DDA.
At the DDA board meeting on Wednesday, March 2, John Splitt – who represents the DDA on the RFP review committee – had announced that a letter of intent from the city of Ann Arbor to Valiant had been completed, and that discussion of the letter would be the focus of the committee meeting. Valiant is the developer whose conference center/hotel project was recommended by the consultant Roxbury Group as preferable to one from Acquest – the two finalists previously under consideration.