Beth Ernat

The City of Ypsilanti

Metro Times reporter Tom Perkins has been closely following the proposed international development for Ypsilanti's Water Street property.  He talks about a recent Ypsilanti City Council hearing on the controversy surrounding who paid for a trip by four city officials who recently went to China.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with Perkins about where things stand and what comes next.


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

89.1 WEMU has forged a new partnership with Concentrate Ann Arbor to highlight some of the positive things taking place in Ypsilanti. The sponsored news and feature series from SecondWave Media is called, "On the Ground Ypsi." 

 

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

The Water Street Debt Retirement proposal will be decided by Ypsilanti voters on August 8th. Primary Election Day is next Tuesday. This is the second go-round for the tax measure. Last August, voters narrowly defeated the issue. Supporters of the new tax contend it lost in 2016 because of a lack of resources and publicity. As a result, there were cuts in city services and more could come if the measure fails again this year.  89-1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has been exploring the history of the issue and how it got to where it is today. With a vote just a few days away, there remains disagreement on whether a new tax is the best way to address the Water Street debt. 


Speed Limit 31 Sign
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City of Ypsilanti officials are looking for "creative ways" to get people to stop speeding through neighborhoods.


 

Ypsilanti officials want to hear residents’ concerns about the Water Street Redevelopment Project.


 

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Ypsilanti City Council voted in favor of a new tax and purchase agreement with developers of the Riverwalk Commons.

 

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Ypsilanti City Council will discuss funding additional soil tests for the Water Street Redevelopment site.

Ypsilanti's Water Street
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Ypsilanti officials want to clarify details of a lawsuit filed against the owner of a sculpture park at the Water Street Redevelopment Project.

Ypsilanti To Streamline Path For Future Developments

Dec 11, 2015
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Ypsilanti will now have help from the state in developing vacant properties. It's now the sixth city in Michigan to be designated as a Redevelopment Ready Community.