Lohr-Textile Greenway II
IntroductionFor the past four years, Pittsfield Township has undertaken various quality-of-life-initiatives, majorly funded by grants, in order to provide for spaces that allow for greater public interaction and engagement while, simultaneously, implementing a comprehensive network of non-motorized sidewalks and pathways that provide inter-linkages between residential, open, commercial, entertainment, cultural, recreation, and retail spaces.
The successful completion, in 2012, of the first phase of the Lohr-Textile Greenway (LTG I) comprising of a two mile stretch on Lohr Road heading south to Textile Road and west onto Woodland Drive that, for the first time, inter-connected Saline and Ann Arbor via Pittsfield. The overwhelming success of this and other non-motorized projects in Pittsfield provides impetus for us to continue expanding our non-motorized network such that it is inter-connected, both locally and regionally.
The proposed second phase of the Lohr-Textile greenway (LTG II) does just that. It picks up the first phase at the intersection of Lohr and Textile and extends it east on Textile, past State St, to the Marshview Meadow park. Not only will this allow thousands more residents living on the north and south of Textile immediate access to non-motorized facilities but will provide linkages both locally (e.g., Platt Road Greenway and Lohr-Textile Greenway. Maple Road bike lanes and Ellsworth Road bike lanes) and regionally (e.g., Tefft Park, City of Saline to Swift Run Park, City of Ann Arbor to Marshview Meadow Park, Pittsfield Township; Gallup Park, City of Ann Arbor to Pittsfield Preserve, Pittsfield Township).
The benefits of this project include inter-connecting, via non-motorized transit, historic (Sutherland-Wilson farmstead), cultural (Ann Arbor Public Library on Oak Valley, Saline Public Library), public (Pittsfield Township Administration building, Multicultural Academy), retail and entertainment (Rave Cinemas, I-94/Ann Arbor-Saline Road hub, Carpenter Road corridor, Washtenaw/Platt Road hub), commercial/business (State St. corridor), residential (approximately 35,000 residents just in Pittsfield), open and recreational (Tefft Park in City of Saline; Swift Run Park and Gallup Park in City of Ann Arbor; Lillie Park, Marshview Meadow Park, 535 acre Pittsfield Preserve in Pittsfield Township) spaces.
|In The News|
Non-Motorized Path Construction to begin week of September 8, 2014
Media Advisory | September 10, 2014
Pittsfield Township awarded $250,000 by the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission (WCPARC) through the Connecting Communities program.
Announcement | March 14, 2014
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP: Awarded $1,064,708 in Federal Funds to complete Phase II of the Lohr-Textile Greenway
Press Release | July 2013
LTG Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) application given favorable reviewAnnouncement | February 1, 2013