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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, June 2, 1979-Page 9

Residents
opposed to
south side
development
(Continued from Page 1)
When the rezoning resolutions come
up before City Council, Perkins said she
hoped it would consider trying to find
alternatives for the south side that in-
cluded moderate-income housing.
Perkins also said City Council would
have to solve the traffic problem posed
by additional growth in the area. "If
they're not going to expand either
State Street or Eisenhower Boulevard,
and they've made a commitment not to,
then they're going to have to think in
terms of some kind of satellite
parking," she said.
"THEIR (CITY Council members)
choices in relation to some of these
developments are very limited," she
said, because none of the projects by
themselves purport opposition to the
general plan for the area.
"When the buck finally stops, it is up
to City Council to look at what are the
potential uses of this part of the city,
and see what will be the impact of all
this development," Perkins said.
Susan Greenberg (D-First Ward)
echoed Perkins' feelings about the
amount of office space proposed for the
south side. "I do not want Ann Arbor
becoming a bedroom community for
Detroit," she said.
"Do you build the office space and
then try to attract people to fill it, or do
you assess the needs of the community
and then build the office space?" she
continued.
City Council member Clifford
Sheldon (R-Third Ward) is also a mem-
ber of the Ann Arbor Planning Com-
mission which reviews all rezoning
requests and makes recommendations
to City Council. Sheldon said Council
faces three options considering the
south side: It could approve rezoning
ordinances, it could ask the developers
to reduce the amount of offices per
acre, or it could deny rezoning
requests.
Sheldon said city planning depar-
tment figures showed that for any type
of development, the traffie impact
would be nearly the same.
AN ADVANTAGE to the office
building developments, Sheldon said, is
the added commercial tax base they
would provide. Traditionally, office
buildings pay more taxes than they use
in city services.
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(Continued from Page 8)
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CITY COUNCIL Monday night will consider rezoning resolutions for parcels numbered one through four. 1) Six acres,
McMullen Property, developers; one three-story office building with 60,000 square feet and 300 parking spaces. 2) Six acres,
Lakeside Corporation; one three-story office building with 80,000 square feet and 400 parking spaces. 3) Four acres, Chisholm
and Savarino; three one-story office buildings, 4,900 square feet each. 4) 13 acres, State Street Land Co.; seven one-story
buildings and one three-story building, totalling 121,000 square feet with parking. In the future, Council will consider rezoning
for parcels 5 and 6, both of which belong to D. and J. Enterprises. That company plans one three-story, 200,000 square-foot
office building with 1,000 parking spaces, and 180 units of two-story condominiums with 360 parking spaces, on a total of 40
acres.
Sheldon said although so much office
space is planned for the south side, "I " " * * *
don't see that we are another Southfield
ona city-wide basis."
South Ann Arbor Council member
Perkins criticized the city's planning
commission for not considering the TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT NO TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT
cumulative impact of proposed south NO PASSES PASSES
side development. "People sit down His
and draw little blocks on pieces of Hangups
paper," she said, but they do not think Are
of the long range effects of their plans.Ari
HOWEVER, John Herrmann, chair-ar
man of the city's planning commission,
said the planning commission took a'_
close look at the overall impact of the
developments proposed for the southH-
side. Th R0 n11 S tCnS
He said he welcomed citizen influen- I
ce on planning decisions, but also said
he thought many citizen complaints are
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"I think the citizens really want to put
an end to it (development). They see
open land, and they want it to stay that
way," he said. However, he said, "they TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT
never consider what it would cost to NO PASSES NO PASSES
keep it open land."
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resolutions were denied, growth would//, :-
take place outside the city limits and Et
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