shape ypsi http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Could Soon Be Certified As 'Redevelopment Ready' Community http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-could-soon-be-certified-redevelopment-ready-community <p>Washtenaw County could soon have two communities certified as <a href="http://www.michiganbusiness.org/community/development-assistance/"><strong>Redevelopment Ready</strong></a>.&nbsp; The Michigan Economic Development Corporation took over the program two years ago and is in the middle of re-certifying Ypsilanti, while Ann Arbor joins the list of&nbsp; eight new communities to be evaluated.</p><p></p><p><strong>WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.</strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:02:05 +0000 Andrew Cluley 36616 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Could Soon Be Certified As 'Redevelopment Ready' Community Water Street Re-Development Area Update http://wemu.org/post/water-street-re-development-area-update <p>Ypsilanti&nbsp;has been getting a few nibbles from developers interested in the Water Street Re-Development Area. Discussions are in the very early stages, but Ypsilanti has been seeing a lot more interest in the Water Street Re-Development Area over the past six months.</p><p>City Planner Teresa Gillotti says there&#39;s been a lot more interest over the past six months.&nbsp; Gillotti explains that developers interested in building a variety of housing types have been in contact with her office.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>Gillotti adds that they&#39;ve also been reaching out to grocery stores, since many of the comments gathered during the ShapeYpsi planning process indicated an interest for a larger, more traditional grocery store in the downtown area.&nbsp; Aside from the Family Dollar and Recreation Center proposals, Gillotti says everything else is in the very early discussion stage. Gillotti says aside from the Family Dollar and Recreation Center proposals, other talks are in the very early stages, but she&#39;s hopeful it won&#39;t be long before firm proposals can be brought to city council for consideration.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:24:37 +0000 editor 36391 at http://wemu.org Studio Helps 'Shape Ypsi' Effort http://wemu.org/post/studio-helps-shape-ypsi-effort <p>Ypsilanti residents have been taking advantage of the opportunity to let the design team handling the city's master plan update know what's on their minds.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles stopped by a downtown studio where the team has been talking with residents about the process.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:49:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 28171 at http://wemu.org Studio Helps 'Shape Ypsi' Effort You Can Help 'Shape Ypsi' This Week http://wemu.org/post/you-can-help-shape-ypsi-week <p>Ypsilanti residents have a chance to help design the city's future at a series of meetings this week.&nbsp; It's part of the process for updating the city's master plan. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.</p><p><a href="http://Shapeypsi.com">&nbsp;&nbsp;Shape Ypsi</a></p><p></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:39:34 +0000 Bob Eccles 28080 at http://wemu.org You Can Help 'Shape Ypsi' This Week