Ann Arbor News, September 25, 1963
For Those Who Drop In: This is how Ann Arbor's municipal airport looks to business and research executives dropping in to look over the nearby Research Park and other advantages of the city. Hangar and administrative area along State Rd. (left of aerial photograph) includes maintenance facilities and a coffee shop. Running off the right of the picture can be seen a portion of the airport's new $83,000 turf runway, now nearly completed, just beyond the point where it intersects an existing paved runway. At bottom center is the Pittsfield Township Hall on W. Ellsworth Rd.
Launched with high hopes, it never really took off.
When Jeff Hauptman, CEO of Oxford Companies, saw three parcels for sale near the entrance of the Ann Arbor Research Park recently, he bought them -- but not for research.
Ann Arbor News, November 1, 1960
Activates Research Park: Mayor Cecil O. Creal (seated) signs an option agreement to permit the city to install utilities to and in a 210-acre research park. Looking on (left to right) are Thomas L. Dickinson, co-chairman of the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Committee, and City Clerk Fred J. Looker and Lawrence H. Ouimet, the committee's other co-chairman. Development of the park with research-oriented industry is expected to begin in the spring, Dickinson said. Installation of the utility lines will be scheduled so that they will be available when the park is ready for use, City Administrator Guy C. Larcom, jr., said today.