University-driven Sprawl

This thanks to the sharp eye of blogger and U-M planning student Brandon:

” Two stories in the Friday Ann Arbor News’ “Regents Briefs” section illustrate how the University is doing its part to fight sprawl, promote sensible land-use, increase residential density, and discourage automobile use… or not.

1) The University is purchasing an apartment building at 206 Glen for $425,000, with plans to replace it with a parking garage.

2) The Regents approved a design for the East Ann Arbor Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Procedures Center (it really rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?) on Plymouth Road. The facility will be a 49,000 square-foot, 1-story building. The artist’s rendering prominently portrays vast expanses of asphalt and Kentucky bluegrass.

Last time I checked, there were a few urban planning experts on faculty in these parts.”

Author: Rob