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Researching the Real Estate Industry
This guide highlights Kresge databases and relevant web sites for those participating in the Future of Real Estate Case Competition sponsored by the Weiser Center for Real Estate, Ross School of Business. It includes information about researching the real estate industry, sustainability, demographics, and affordable housing. It also includes sources that cover these topics from international, national, and the City of Ann Arbor perspective. The competition launches on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 with final submissions due Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
Case Background: Future of Real Estate: Climate Challenge
This document describes the future of real estate case parameters, goals, deadlines, and prizes.
Ann Arbor Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan serves as a guide for public and private decision-makers regarding the future physical development of the City and for the implementation of plans, policies, and programs.
721 N Main Property Description - AA Community Engagement
Site Context and Assumptions: 721 N. Main is a 5.26-acre site on the north side of downtown. The property currently used by the City Public Services Department for municipal parking. There are two warehouse buildings on the site that are no longer in use. The site is currently zoned PL, Public Land. The site is within the floodway and floodplain. The site has been remediated and currently meets standards for unrestricted residential use; however, the FEMA grant used to finance the environmental clean-up placed additional use restrictions on the site limiting the future development.
721 North Main Project - Ann Arbor Planning Dept.
The 721 North Main project, a component of the North Main-Huron River Corridor Project, is intended to determine the best use of this site as part of the overall vision developed by the North Main - Huron River Vision Task Force.
Ann Arbor Zoning Map
Using the Dynamic Map, you may search by Address or Zoning Section. Then link to the individual zoning section map (PDF) for that section. You can also pan and zoom around the map at any point for greater detail.
Ann Arbor Parcel Viewer
The Ann Arbor Parcel Viewer shows dimensions of individual subdivisions of land.
City of Ann Arbor - Unified Development Code
This ordinance is intended to require City review and approval of the Development of certain Buildings, Structures, land uses, and the creation of new Lots, all of which can a have significant economic, social, and environmental impact on the community as a whole and on adjacent parcels and land uses.
Calculating Floor Area Ratio (FAR)
The Metropolitan Council's Local Planning Handbook defines Floor Area Ratio (FAR), how to calculate FAR, and its role in planning.
For additional information and sources, check out these other guides prepared by the University of Michigan:
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