Ann Arbor Expands Preserved Land Acreage

At its Jan. 18, 2011 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council approved recommendations of the city’s greenbelt advisory commission to purchase development rights on two properties totaling more than $1 million.

The first was a transaction for the development rights on 218 acres, located along Pontiac Trail and Five Mile Road in Salem Township, owned by the Nancy M. Geiger Revocable Living Trust and Rose Ann Geiger Contingent Trust. The city’s cost for the Geiger property will be $728,412.

The second transaction was for land owned by the Lee A. Maulbetsch Trust and Lori M. Maulbetsch Trust, which is 128 acres located along Northfield Church Road  in Northfield Township. The city’s cost for the Maulbetsch property will be $521,642.

This brief was filed from the boardroom in the Washtenaw County administration building, where the council is meeting due to renovations in the city hall building. A more detailed report will follow: [link]