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Published: Wednesday, 10/4/2006

Sylvania corridor plan gets underway


As the city of Sylvania opens the gate leading toward a Monroe Street corridor project, a steering committee is being formed and a public workshop is being planned.

Names of possible members of the project steering committee are being gathered, Councilman Read Backus, chairman of council's streets committee, said earlier this week.

About eight to 12 members likely will be named to the steering, or stakeholders, committee, said Cheryl Zuellig, landscape architect with JJR, LLC, in Ann Arbor, the firm hired to provide planning and landscape architectural services to develop streetscape design guidelines for the Monroe and Main streets corridors. The city will pay up to $58,000 to the firm for the services.

After the steering committee has been formed, comments from the public will be sought, said Ms. Zuellig. Information about what JJR has learned about the corridor, city zoning, and other related topics would be discussed during the public forum. "We would go through the process to talk about overall

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