Background Information

Washtenaw Avenue is the primary transportation corridor linking the region's job and education centers. The City of Ann Arbor, Pittsfield Township, Ypsilanti Township and the City of Ypsilanti recognize that Washtenaw Avenue can potentially be transformed using smart growth and transit oriented development (TOD) principles. 

To explore this potential, leaders from local government, business, public interest groups, community service associations and residents have evaluated the potential of the regional corridor to be redeveloped from an auto-oriented suburban commercial throughway to a compact, mixed use transit corridor.