A study of alternatives to filling a gap in Ann Arbor’s sidewalk system along Scio Church Road got a $15,000 budget based on a city council decision made on Nov. 19, 2012. The area of study will extend from Maple Road to Delaware Drive. [.pdf of map showing area to be studied]
Around 75 residents submitted a petition to the city in August requesting that the lack of sidewalks along the stretch be addressed. Margie Teall (Ward 4), in whose ward the stretch is located, mentioned the lack of sidewalks along Scio Church during deliberations at the council’s Sept. 17, 2012 meeting. At that meeting the council considered, but rejected, a proposal from Mike Anglin (Ward 5) to enact a general plan to fund a program for eliminating sidewalk gaps.
The Nov. 19 item was placed on the agenda by city staff.
Now that the project budget is approved, conceptual alternatives and rough cost estimates will be developed. Those alternatives and costs will then be presented at a public meeting for discussion and input. After getting that feedback, city staff would make a recommendation to the council and possibly proceed with development of a final design.
This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron. A more detailed report will follow: [link]