Ann Arbor's Historic District Commission Takes Stand Against Student High-Rise Proposed On East Huron

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The city of Ann Arbor's Historic District Commission is taking a rare stand against a project proposed outside one of the city's historic districts.

The seven-member commission passed a resolution at its meeting last week objecting to the proposed student high-rise development at 413 E. Huron St., calling it "incompatible in scale and massing" with the adjacent Old Fourth Ward Historic District.

The HDC believes the project would "severely and adversely impact" the district, and it's asking city leaders to keep historic preservation in mind when the project comes up for consideration.

"The viability of our historic districts is affected by changes on the edges of a district as well as within the district," the HDC's resolution states.

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