Mlive: See plans for solar-powered, mixed-income cottage community in Ann Arbor

Veridian @ County Farm

Veridian @ County Farm

ANN ARBOR, MI - A proposal for a solar-powered, mixed-income cottage community next to County Farm Park in Ann Arbor, including both affordable housing and market-rate housing, is starting to generate buzz.

Ann Arbor resident Matt Grocoff, founder of THRIVE Collaborative, has unveiled a vision for an environmentally sustainable community of 125 to 150 new housing units on 12.5 acres of vacant county-owned land at 2270 Platt Road.

It's a collaboration between several partners, including Ann Arbor-based nonprofit affordable housing provider Avalon Housing, Habitat for Humanity, Jonna Luxury Homes, Union Studio, SmithGroupJJR and Biohabitats.

Veridian at County Farm, as the project is being called, aims to redefine land development and provide tangible community benefits, according to a 132-page proposal submitted to the county by THRIVE Collaborative.