In case you thought parking was hard to find in downtown Ann Arbor before, It may be about to get a whole lot worse. Yesterday it was announced that Google is going to build a new headquarters for their AdWords business in Ann Arbor and hire a thousand people in the area. Although having a thousand new jobs in the area is awesome, they apparently want to build in downtown Ann Arbor and need 200,000 square feet of office space. Where the hell are you go to put another 1000 cars in Ann Arbor especially if some of the proposed sites are used which include existing surface parking lots.
I have an idea, how about Ypsilanti? The Corner Brewery has bought part of the old Motor Wheel plant, maybe the rest could go to Google. Or how about the site of the soon to be vacated Ypsilanti Public Schools bus garage? Or the Water Street site? Or the current site of the former Visteon plant that will soon close? Come on Ypsi needs the tax revenue and there are plenty of spaces that might be suitable. What do the mayoral candidates think? Steve Pierce can you here me?