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Public Benefit for Parking Removal Defined

The definition of “community benefit” –  when it comes to evaluating the elimination of on-street parking spaces in downtown Ann Arbor – will include new developments that meet or exceed goals laid out in various existing plans or public health and safety codes. The only specific planning documents mentioned in the community-benefit policy – adopted by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development board at its April 2, 2014 meeting – are the DDA’s development plan and the city’s non-motorized plan. [.pdf of policy considered at April 2, 2014 DDA board meeting]

If the removal of an on-street parking space does not provide a community benefit, then a developer is required to pay $45,000 per space, as well as the amount of projected revenue … [Full Story]