The Secret Plan Online

The City of Ann Arbor has posted the six proposals submitted for the Library Lot (319 S. Fifth) on their RFP website.

I have only recently obtained a (bad) copy of the Secret Plan (originally submitted with a date of May 2009).

Students of the subject may like to examine it for comparison to the Valiant Partners’ most recent proposal and to others.  A text-only version (no images) is here.

UPDATE: has a story on the proposals that includes some nice pictures and an overview of each.  I’ll be doing an analysis of the four development proposals tomorrow.  I have had difficulty in downloading the Dahlmann Part I proposal.  I’d be interested to know if others have experienced that problem.

SECOND UPDATE: Actually, when I said I’ll be doing an analysis, I meant “I’ll be starting to read them in depth tomorrow”.  Watch this space, but don’t hold your breath.  It’ll be another day or so.

Note: the city has posted the time and place of the Advisory Committee meeting, 11:00 a.m. on December 4th in the 6th floor conference room (a very small room).  That is encouraging.

With regard to the download problem: the Dahlmann part 1 file is 38 MB. I was never able to download it with my Firefox browser but my inhouse computer guru was able to get it with Internet Explorer. added a poll to their story.

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2 Comments on “The Secret Plan Online”

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