Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » August 23rd, 2013, 9:44 am

Bcar, are you still working on that map? I'm really curios about other people's versions of the local loop.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » September 18th, 2013, 9:36 am

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/ind ... apart.html


I emailed the author of the article about this:

>Hi,
>
> This is in regards to your article -
> http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/ind ... in_on_prop
> osed_apart.html
>
> Something you might not know - there's a local mountain bike trail (it's
> actually a multi-use trail, but I've never used it for running) that
> runs through there, connecting Stepp to Leslie Woods. As a local cycling
> enthusiast, that would suck if they were to just cut off that entire
> area. Did they say anything about fencing the area off after
> construction, or how it will affect access to Stepp or Leslie Woods
> Nature Areas?

His reply:

That question actually came up last night, and it sounds like a connection
will be maintained. There's supposed to be a trail along the west edge of
the property, as well as linkages throughout the site into the complex.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » September 18th, 2013, 9:51 am

I'm meeting with Mr. Martin to discuss this topic within the next two weeks, we've already discussed via email. They seem very open to the idea of having a connector trail between the two nature areas, it only makes their community more desirable for tenants and removes another barrier to project approval
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » September 18th, 2013, 11:17 am

Another update from the article's author -

More from Sabra Briere on this:

"It isn't yet clear whether there will be a formal easement, or just that
this public access will be enshrined in the development agreement - but
the plans showed that the developer will be responsible for maintaining
the trail and that they plan to expand it to connect with internal
walkways."
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » September 18th, 2013, 11:24 am

the key is having a trail that doesnt NEED to be maintained. Thats what im going to push for. NO woodchips, just natural surface trail. Heck, I'll maintain it if that is what is required!


p.s.
we're going to be rolling out a trail segment adopter program next year with NAP regarding trail maint.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby chris_f » September 19th, 2013, 10:13 am

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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Bcar » September 19th, 2013, 11:15 am



not great for trails, but good for ann arbor. UM owns toooooo much land, uses tooooo many city resources without kicking in a dime, not like they're rich or anything with an $8,000,000,000 trust fund...
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby oogs » September 19th, 2013, 1:34 pm

Are there trails up there?
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby 300hp » September 19th, 2013, 2:35 pm

Oh man. Not great at all.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Geff » September 19th, 2013, 2:43 pm

oogs wrote:Are there trails up there?


There is a sort of bandit trail(s) that runs parallel/N-S along the East side of Dixboro, bordered on the South by Geddes at Parker Mill Park, and bordered to the North dumping out onto Cherry Hill Road/Plymouth Road around the Humane Society. That's all I can tell you on this public forum.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby glr » September 19th, 2013, 4:28 pm

from the article sounds like UM has a bit of land, is any of that actually occupied or is it just more vacant land?
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Geff » September 19th, 2013, 5:45 pm

glr wrote:from the article sounds like UM has a bit of land, is any of that actually occupied or is it just more vacant land?


A major portion of it is vacant, or tied up on the East side of Dixboro by the Botanical Gardens, Challenge Course, and Raddrick Farms Golf. On the West side of Dixboro, there is a lot of vacant space set back from the road and property owners.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby sisu » September 19th, 2013, 8:54 pm

Pretty sure this land is EAST of US23 and WEST of Dixboro Rd.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby Geff » September 19th, 2013, 9:01 pm

sisu wrote:Pretty sure this land is EAST of US23 and WEST of Dixboro Rd.


Yes.
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Re: Poto: Olson Park/Ann Arbor Loop

Postby sisu » September 20th, 2013, 4:53 pm

South of Woodridge Rd. Nice mature trees in there. I'm hoping Hunter chains himself to one in protest, and it becomes a city park with natural surface trails instead.
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