Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Thursday May 25, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Planning or Prejudice?

 

continued

It's harder to get Pittsfield's side since they won't talk. Beyond noting that the township is diverse and includes the Jewel Heart Buddhist temple plus two Hindu centers, supervisor Mandy Grewal will say only that Pittsfield has a policy of not commenting on open litigation--which means she won't say anything for months.

The township planning commission opposed the rezoning based on the traffic the school would create. Neighbor and Ann Arbor developer Ed Shaffran says that was the right call. "I live on Golfside, and with the school that's there already [the charter school Fortis Academy], it's tough getting around. During the morning and afternoon school hours, it's pretty congested. You have to be cautious because people are parked all over the place. And when they have events there with four, five, six hundred kids and their families, it's impossible.

"I was at a couple of the public meetings," Shaffran adds, "and I made comments that referred to the township's master plan. Just recently, the board of trustees inked a two-year master plan [that] calls for the preservation of the existing housing stock. The property is zoned residential and it has been for eons, and they're asking it to be rezoned.

"I applaud the township's decision because I want it to remain housing," Shaffran concludes. "In my opinion, the township has listened to the will of the people and is standing behind their master plan."

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4 l 5  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Jefferson Market?
Question Corner: April 2017
Tim Athan
Crime Map
A clickable, zoomable map
Running to Kerrytown
Ann Arbor Running Co. expands downtown.
Sabine Bickford
Family, Teens, & Kids Stuff
Coffee Shuffle
Burns Park loses-and gains-a micro-café
Sally Mitani
Laura Hulthen Thomas
Unexpected turns
Keith Taylor
Today's Events
Photo: Downtown Home & Garden
Make America Great Again, by Tim Athan
Mamele
Molly Picon in a vanished world
Sandor Slomovits
Grillin' 2017 June 11th, 3-8pm - Ann Arbor MI
Greek Festival June 9-11, 2017
A guide to senior living and services