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Hard to ReImagine Washtenaw?
Plans for a major transformation of a 5-mile stretch of the Washtenaw corridor have been endorsed by Pittsfield and Ypsilanti townships and the city of Ypsilanti. However, Ann Arbor isn’t on board yet. Some Ann Arbor councilmembers are concerned that the public hasn’t had a chance to weigh in on the proposed changes to Washtenaw Avenue, despite that the plan has been in the discussion stage for the last five years. Ann Arbor City Council last week voted 7-4 to postpone the Washtenaw Avenue corridor improvement study report. They will take up the issue again at the April 20 City Council meeting.
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce: Level One Bank
A new full-service and commercial bank has arrived in Ann Arbor. Level One Bank was recently chosen as one of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies for which to work.
Business Ethos: Real Changes for Food Stamps?
This week the U.S. House Agriculture Committee will begin hearings on the food stamp program. The number of people receiving food stamps has doubled from just a decade ago here in the U.S. Is it time to reconsider how the program works?
Milan Chamber of Commerce: New Downtown Store
The owner of Open Door Boutique says she is excited for what the future holds for downtown Milan.
Road Tax: Hold Your Nose & Vote
The campaign to convince Michigan voters to approve a tax increase to fund road improvements will focus on safety. Fixing dangerous roads is the message that resonated the most with focus groups, as backers of Proposal 1 try to figure out the best route to passage of the measure. But Nolan Finley has another idea. Follow Nolan Finley at detroitnews.com/finley, on Twitter at @nolanfinleydn, and watch him at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays on “MiWeek” on Detroit Public TV, Channel 56.