||Located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. Walkable area with retail, business, fitness, bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as downtown residences. Active, populous area, with busy nightlife and art/music scene. Close to Kerrytown shopping, farmers' market, Ann Arbor YMCA, and the Michigan and State Theatres. Minutes from UM Central Campus.
The Ann Arbor area is a friendly community with big-city sophistication; a world-class educational and high-tech research center nestled in a quintessential college town; a close-knit community of charming neighborhoods with a rich mix of cultures. The Ann Arbor campus has plenty to inspire and entertain.
Ranked as the #2 Best College Town in America, Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan go together like Maize and Blue! With more than 43,000 undergrad and graduate students, campus life is interwoven with city life.
Ann Arbor is a successful tech hub, attracting entrepreneurs, start-ups and tech giants such as Google. The talent pool and resources rival that of Silicon Valley but with a Midwestern culture and relatively lower cost of living than the Bay Area or New York City. Ann Arbor is the perfect climate for tech companies to find success, stability and growth.
Although geographically small, the area is perhaps most renowned for its entertainment, athletics, cultural offerings, dining experiences and nightlife. On almost any given weekend, a visit to Ann Arbor will coincide with one of the many festivals and special events hosted in Ann Arbor. Two of the most recognizable traditions are the Ann Arbor Art Fair and University of Michigan football. Every July, the award-winning Ann Arbor Art Fair transforms the downtown streets into an art gallery featuring thousands of juried artists. In the fall, each football Saturday brings more than 100,000 people to town for tailgating and fill "The Big House" to watch the University of Michigan Wolverines. In the winter, holiday light festivals and the Ann Arbor Folk Festival are always crowd pleasers. April brings the thaw and a weekend unlike any other as we celebrate whimsy during FoolMoon and FestiFools.
Described as an urban oasis, the Ann Arbor area is also the perfect four season destination for outdoor enthusiasts. You'll discover golf courses, trails groomed for hiking and cross-country skiing, some of the best canoeing and kayaking in southeastern Michigan along the twelfth nationally recognized water trail — the Huron River.
||5:10.19. - D1 and D2 downtown districts.
(1) Intent. These districts, in coordination with the downtown character overlay zoning districts, are designed to support the downtown as the city's traditional center. The downtown serves both the region and local residents as a place to live, work, and take advantage of civic, cultural, educational, shopping, and entertainment opportunities. The downtown districts are intended to allow a mixture of land uses, dense urban development, pedestrian orientation, unique residential opportunities, and a compatible and attractive mix of historic and contemporary building design. Development in these districts is designed to be accessible by a variety of modes of transportation.
(a) D1 - Downtown Core District. This district is intended to contain the downtown's greatest concentration of development and serves as a focus for intensive pedestrian use. This district is appropriate for high-density mixed residential, office and commercial development.
(b) D2 - Downtown Interface District. This district is intended to be an area of transition between the Core and surrounding residential neighborhoods. This district is appropriate for medium density residential and mixed-use development.
Relationship to downtown character overlay zoning districts. The D1 and D2 downtown zoning districts shall be further regulated by the downtown character overlay zoning districts. Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, regulations identified for both the downtown district and the applicable downtown character overlay zoning district shall apply.