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2000-2024

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POPULATION:
114,024

2000

Joe O'Neal and neighbors envision the Allen Creek Greenway. Ann Arbor Ballet Theater opens.

2001

Nine more markers installed in Main Street and Kerrytown areas, part of the Downtown Historical Street Exhibit Program. Shakespeare in the Arb is founded. 

The short-lived Chinese language weekly radio program began broadcasting over AM1450.  

2002

Bob Dylan played at Crisler Arena. Arts Alliance of Ann Arbor launched. The Michigan Taiwanese American Organization was founded.

2003

Governor's Historic Preservation Award given to Jeff and Christine Crockett for 506 E. Kingsley. Seven more historic markers installed in State St. and South University.

2004

A proposition to legalize medical marijuana passed 74%-26%.   

2005

New YMCA at 400 W. Washington opened. Ann Arbor Townie Fair begins.

2006

Bo Schembechler died. First Ann Arbor Turkey Trot. Thanos Lamplighter Restaurant closes.

2007

Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy becomes a non-profit.  Shakey Jake died. Sonic Lunch on Liberty Plaza begins. Public Arts Commission created in this year by City Council.

2008

Broadway Historic Block created. The Arts Alliance of Ann Arbor renamed as the Art Alliance. U of M purchased Pfizer and developed the North Campus Research project.

2009

The Ann Arbor News ended its 174 daily print run.    

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POPULATION:
113,934

2010

Ann Arbor FIRST Robotics District Competition.

2011

Inaugural Water Hill Music Festival. Borders Books closed after 40 years.  

2012

A2 Modern is formed. The Probility Ann Arbor Half Marathon began.   

2013

WonderFool Productions produced its third FoolMoon event. 

2014

George Gershwin Piano Dedication Ceremony at Hill Auditorium.

2015

 Ann Arbor Historian Wystan Stevens dies. He was famous for tours of Forest Hill Cemetery.

2016

Women's March Ann Arbor started.

2017

The Allen Creek Greenway is rebranded as the Treeline Conservancy.

2018

City Council passes a resolution to create an urban park and commons on the Library lot in an area designated as the Center of the City.  Recycle Ann Arbor celebrates 40 years as a community based non-profit recycler.  

2019

The Main Street Area Association (MSAA) held its first annual Bloom Fest. Leslie Science and Nature Center merges with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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POPULATION:
123,851

2020

The City of Ann Arbor adopts A2ZERO, a plan for achieving community-wide carbon neutrality by 2030. The City of Ann Arbor passes an Affordable Housing Millage. Treasure Mart closes after 60 years.

2021

The Ann Arbor City Council passes the Healthy Streets program.    

2022

Ann Arbor Bicentennial Committee begins its work. The Art Alliance rebranded as Creative Washtenaw.

2023

Bicentennial Subcommittees formed and outreach to the community begins.

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POPULATION:
126,827

2024

Bicentennial Celebration.  

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