The Grove is the name of a development that was proposed for the site of the unbuilt 42 North project at 1430 South Maple Road (near Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor.

On Monday January 9, 2012, neighbors within 1,000 feet of the site received notice announcing the new project and the public meeting required by Ann Arbor's Citizens Participation Ordinance. This project will have 224 apartments consisting of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. The developer announced that there will be a total of 600 bedrooms and 600 parking spaces.

The developer held two required citizen's participation meetings, one on Thursday January 19, 2012, from 6:30 to 8pm at Grace Bible Church, 1300 S Maple Road and a second on February 8, 2012 at Dicken Elementary School, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

The notice to neighbors said that to obtain additional info, contact J Bradley Moore and Associates Architects at 734-930-1500 or thegroveapartmentsaa@gmail.com

This project is is part of a national chain. Their web page is: http://gogrove.com. That site lists 38 other Grove developments that are marketed to students with the slogan "Think The Grove. Think fully-loaded college living."

The developer planned to seek formal site plan approval by the city in late January 2012. After the citizen participation meetings, the planning department scheduled a pre-submission meeting with the developer, to discuss the site plan. The developer subsequently canceled that meeting. Planning staff reports that it has had no further contact from the development team (as of 3/9/12).

In July 2012, local media reported that the developer was looking for a different site for the Grove project. [1]

In January 2015, a developer announced plans for a new development on this site, called The Vue.

On the Web

GroveNation

South Maple Group

In the News

July 22, 2012 Ann Arbor dot com - What's next for the student housing project proposed for Grace Bible Church site in Ann Arbor?.

March 2012 Ann Arbor Observer - Suburban Students? Neighbors oppose the Grove.

February 9, 2012, Ann Arbor dot com - "We just don't want you here" Ann Arbor residents tell student housing developer.

January 19, 2012, Ann Arbor dot com - New student housing project proposed for Grace Bible Church site raises concern at public meeting.

January 13, 2012, Ann Arbor dot com - Developer proposes new 224-unit student housing project for Grace Bible Church site in Ann Arbor.

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