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Ypsilanti Public Hearing On Deed Transfer For A Low-Income Housing Complex

Dec 14, 2015

The city of Ypsilanti will host a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss transferring the deed of the low-income housing complex,  Parkridge Homes on Armstrong Drive, to the Ypsilanti Housing Commission.


The idea is to demolish the old units currently on the land and build new ones.  

City planner Bonnie Wessler says the commission wants to use a new public/private partnership model for the project that many government housing authorities are using but that requires a deed transfer.  If the public opposes the transfer,  the City Council may bring the issue back to the table.

The hearing starts at 7 PM at city hall.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu