Latest updates

February 27, 2015:   The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development has released the Housing Affordability and Economic Equity Analysis.  This study is the first affordable housing study since 2007, and provides a current picture of the increasingly challenging affordable housing picture in the Washtenaw County urbanized area.  A regional working group is being formed to take on the affordable housing issues our region faces, and to explore all of the implementation recommendations in the report.  The ReImagine Washtenaw Joint Technical Committee will participate in the process and looks forward to finding ways that corridor redevelopment can also address the regional affordable housing strategies.  

October 17, 2014: Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's Golfside/Washtenaw design charrette. The three-day community design workshop explored redevelopment options for 75 acres of land at Golfside Road using current market data, form-based zoning code and design

Golfside Road charrette

guidelines. The resulting scenarios will inform planners and decision makers in reviewing future redevelopment proposals, and will also serve as a marketing tool to attract future investment. In addition, the participants provided feedback on the “look and feel” of future development amenities such as plazas, sidewalk cafes, public art and architectural styles. The charrette materials, presentations and designs will be posted as soon as they are available.

August 13, 2014: What should a 21st century Washtenaw Avenue look like? Nathan Voght, ReImagine Washtenaw project manager, explains in this Concentrate Magazine feature article

July 16, 2014: An online survey by the Arts Alliance seeks feedback on public artwork and design. The survey will be used to create a public arts plan for Washtenaw Avenue.

Vision for the Washtenaw Avenue Corridor
A corridor that supports a high quality of life with walkable shopping options, housing choices, efficient transit service, great public spaces, bike paths, and access to educational, cultural and employment centers. 

Implementation of ReImagine Washtenaw is currently underway. The Arbor Hills Crossing shopping center and the US-23 interchange pathway show the vision taking shape.
                    Now                             Potential Future

City of Ann Arbor, Pittsfield Township, Ypsilanti Township, City of Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, Washtenaw Area Transportation Study, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, Arts Alliance, and Michigan Department of Transportation.

Washtenaw County received the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Sustainable Communities Planning Grant

For more information, contact Nathan Voght, ReImagine Washtenaw Project Manager 
T: 734-544-3055 E: voghtn@ewashtenaw.org.