Change to University Bank PUD Postponed

At its Oct. 19, 2010 meeting, the Ann Arbor planning commission postponed a proposal by University Bank to revise its approved PUD (planned unit development) that would have increased the total number of employees and parking spaces allowed at the bank’s headquarters at 2015 Washtenaw Ave. – the site known as the Hoover Mansion. The proposal included a request to build 14 new parking spaces on the east side of the building, for a total of 53 spaces. Four neighbors spoke against the project during a public hearing, and planning staff recommended denial, stating that the project impacts natural features and doesn’t offer an overall benefit to the city. However, commissioners asked planning staff to work with bank officials to come up with an alternative proposal for locating new parking.

This brief was filed immediately after the planning commission meeting. A more detailed account of the meeting will follow: [link]