East Side Recreation Facility http://wemu.org en Plans Revised For East Side Rec Center In Ypsilanti http://wemu.org/post/plans-revised-east-side-rec-center-ypsilanti <p>Ypsilanti City Council will likely have a purchase or development agreement for the East Side Recreation Center in January.&nbsp; Council Tuesday night received an update on Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation's plans for the facility in the Water Street re-development area.&nbsp; Park Planning Supervisor Coy Vaughn says the latest design features a smaller parcel of land and a smaller building.&nbsp;</p><p>The new plans call for a 45-to-55-thousand square foot facility on four acres in the Water Street area. Originally, it was going to be a 55-to-65-thousand sqaure foot building set on 12-acres. Vaughn says, despite the smaller scale, no amenities or programs will have to be cut.</p><p>The proposed rec center would have 230 feet of frontage along Michigan Avenue, and would leave a 100-foot easement between the facility and the river for a linear park.&nbsp; The purchase price is to be <strong>one dollar, </strong>with the county providing $900,000 worth of infrastructure improvements to the site and surrounding area.</p><p>Listen to WEMU's Bob Eccles full report.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:54:06 +0000 Bob Eccles 39173 at http://wemu.org Plans Revised For East Side Rec Center In Ypsilanti