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Model Homes for Willow Village Redevelopment, August 1956

Model Homes for Willow Village Redevelopment, August 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 29, 1956
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VILLAGE MODELS READIED: These two model homes, the first visible step in a planned $150,000,000 redevelopment of Willow Village with private housing, are now nearing completion on Blossom St., just east and north of occupied portions of the Village. These houses, to cost in the area of $11,000 for the frame (left) and $12,000 for the brick, are the first of 61 planned in the lower-priced Washtenaw Orchards Subdivision No. 1. Construction of homes there and elsewhere will begin after the sales models have been completed and opened, spokesmen for the Willow Woods Development Co. of Detroit said. Private redevelopment of the wartime "Bomber City" began after Ypsilanti township purchased the village in November, 1954. No completion date has been set, although the existing Village structures are scheduled, by law, to be razed by July 1, 1958.

New Low-Cost Housing Development at Willow Village, October 1957

New Low-Cost Housing Development at Willow Village, October 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 2, 1957
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LOW-COST VILLAGE HOMES: Eleven houses, available under Section 221 of the National Housing Act, are in advanced stages of construction on Clark Rd. in the western section of Willow Village. Other houses in the 373-lot Washtenaw Concourse Subdivisions are also under construction. The homes, intended chiefly for families displaced by the demolition of wartime housing in Willow Village, are being sold for less than $10,000 on 40-year mortgages. More than 80 families have already made deposits on the low-cost homes being built by the Willow Woods Development Co. as part of the redevelopment of the wartime "Bomber City." The first 50 "221" houses are expected to be completed before Jan. 1.

Members of the Willow Village Permanent Committee for Civic Action picket the Village office of the Willow Woods Development Co., July 1958

Members of the Willow Village Permanent Committee for Civic Action picket the Village office of the Willow Woods Development Co., July 1958 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 29, 1958
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PICKET FOR HOUSING: Members of Willow Village Permanent Committee for Civic Action picketed the Village office of the Willow Woods Development Co. yesterday, pressing for construction of new homes in Superior township. The committee is asking that homes be built in the Superior sector of Willow Village by the development company without further delay, that sewer and water easements be granted so other builders can construct homes and that 20 acres of land be released for the construction of new rental housing. Most of the pickets are residents of Village rental units scheduled to be razed.