In November 2003, Ann Arbor residents overwhelmingly approved a millage for purchasing land outside the city limits in an attempt to combat sprawl: Ann Arbor Greenbelt.  Now, environmentalists have turned their attention to creating open spaces within the city. 

“The local chapter of the Sierra Club is pushing a new proposal to create a three-mile-long green space trail along the Allen Creek corridor – a sort of “Central Park” that would cut through the heart of downtown Ann Arbor.  It would include bike and foot paths from Bandemer Park to the Michigan Stadium.” Ann Arbor’s ‘Central Park’?

I’m certainly in support of more open spaces and parks, and the thought of a connecting linear trail is most appealing.  However, what concerns me is the need for more high-density development within the downtown.  Like many, I’m still attempting to “digest” this proposal.  For more information, please visit the Huron Valley Group of the Sierra Club.

Ann Arborites, come join in the discussion:

Old West Side Meeting: Proposed Ann Arbor Greenway

Thursday, October 28, 2004

7:30 PM

Bach Elementary School

600 W. Jefferson

Ann Arbor, Michigan