Rezoning Request Gets Technical Denial

A rezoning request for 490 Huron Parkway from R3 (townhouse district) to R1B (single-family dwelling) failed to get the required six votes needed for a recommendation of approval at the Ann Arbor planning commission meeting on Dec. 18, 2012. The request will be forwarded to city council with a technical denial. If approved by the council, it would allow the currently vacant 1.22-acre site, located north of Ruthven Park, to be divided into three separate lots.

Of the six commissioners at the meeting, only five supported the request. Bonnie Bona voted against it, saying she supported more dense development in that area, which is located along a bus line. City planning staff had recommended the rezoning, and noted that the adjacent parcel at 500 Huron Parkway is also zoned R1B.

The owner is Johnson Building Group LLC. No new construction is being proposed at this point.

This brief was filed from the second-floor council chambers at city hall, 301 E. Huron, where PAC holds its meetings. A more detailed report will follow: [link]