Dusty’s Collision Site Plan OK’d by Council

A new site plan for Dusty’s Collision at 2310 South Industrial Highway, south of Jewett, has been given approval in Ann Arbor city council action taken on July 21, 2014.

Dusty's Collision, Ann Arbor planning commission, The Ann Arbor Chronicle

Aerial view of Dusty’s Collision site.

The proposal calls for building a 30,537-square-foot, one-story auto collision repair facility on a parcel that’s currently vacant. A previous building at that location was torn down in 2013. The new building would include 5,285 square feet for office use, a waiting area of 5,227 square feet, and 20,025 square feet for the repair area and garage. The project is estimated to cost $2 million.

The site will include 106 spaces of exterior parking, including 24 spaces that will be deferred until needed, according to the staff memo. One bicycle hoop – for 2 bike parking spaces – will be located near the front of the building.

The planning commission’s recommendation for approval, made at its June 3, 2014 meeting, was contingent on the owner – Whitney’s Collision West of Ann Arbor – providing one footing drain disconnect before the city issues a certificate of occupancy. [.pdf of staff memo]

At the July 21 city council meeting, Christopher Taylor (Ward 3) asked for permission to refrain from voting, as it’s a client of his. Taylor is a local attorney. Permission was granted by the council.

This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall located at 301 E. Huron.