It is 2028. It is impossible to imagine Ann Arbor without the Treeline. The Treeline Urban Trail is an amenity that the people of Ann Arbor are proud to have created. New residents name the Treeline as one of the reasons they chose to live here. The Treeline and neighboring parks buzz with activity most hours of the day. People of all ages treasure it as a comfortable and safe place to exercise, enjoy solitude, and connect with their surroundings and each other. Bicyclists and pedestrians on the Border-to-Border Trail use the Treeline to reach destinations in downtown Ann Arbor. On football Saturdays, thousands of fans use the Treeline to walk safely between Michigan Stadium and downtown. The effects on all users’ well-being are measurable.
Because of the Treeline, the Allen Creek valley is again beautiful and useful, connecting parts of the city it used to divide. Natural and community-created amenities along the Treeline provide different ways to experience and learn about the community’s history, arts scene, and environmental ecosystem. Businesses near the trail are thriving. The floodplain is well-managed and its stormwater meets Federal quality standards.
The Treeline Urban Trail has become an important part of Ann Arbor’s identity, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. It is impossible to imagine Ann Arbor without the Treeline.
The Treeline Conservancy exists to foster the creation of an urban trail that becomes an integral connector of people and places in Ann Arbor. The trail will:
Prioritize Conceptual Level Planning Options
Develop Draft Recommendations & Strategies
Develop Draft Plan Documents
Develop Draft Implementation & Management Plan
Prepare Final Draft Documentation
Master Plan Review & Adoption