"I refuse to take responsibility for having a [parking] recommendation," says Carman, "because it is really a staff recommendation, it is not a committee recommendation." But with the committee now disbanded, any changes are now in the hands of the Planning Commission. The committee's report may or may not travel back and forth between the commission and a subcommittee before, if ever, reaching city council for consideration.
"It won't be happening anytime soon," Potts predicts of the eventual revision of the R4C and R2A ordinances. "Who knows? They could just put it on the shelf."
The following Calls & letters item will appear in the November 2012 Ann Arbor Observer:
“It was a draft,” planning manager Wendy Rampson said in a phone call. Rampson was responding to an October Inside Ann Arbor article that described how members of a planning review committee were surprised to learn that a “report awaiting their unwitting approval” would have allowed much greater density in R4C neighborhoods.