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Mon July 7, 2014

Ypsilanti City Council To Consider Purchase Agreement For East Side Rec Center

Ypsilanti City Council recently closed on a deal to sell a parcel of Water Street property for a Family Dollar Store, and there's no time to relax before the next proposal lands on council's plate.

The Water Street Redevelopment Area.
Credit Bob Eccles
WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

A purchase agreement for Washtenaw County's proposed east side rec center is on council's Tuesday night agenda. 

City Planner Teresa Gillotti.

"There will be a public hearing on it," Gillotti says, "and probably a vote on it from city council to potentially accept the offer."

Gillotti says it's a good opportunity for the public to come out and tell council what they think about the proposal to sell 4.1 acres of land to the county for one dollar so that a 45,000 square foot recreational facility can be built. 

The east side rec center would include a swimming pool, basketball courts and an elevated track, and would be operated by the Ann Arbor Y. 

Gillottii is recommending council approve the agreement on the condition that safeguards are included to make sure the rec center compliments future Water Street development projects.

Find details on the recreation center proposal online:

http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/parks_recreation/eastside/eastside-rec-ctr