Ypsilanti 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.
City Planner Teresa Gillotti says there's been a lot more interest over the past six months. Gillotti explains that developers interested in building a variety of housing types have been in contact with her office.
Gillotti adds that they'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. 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's hopeful it won't be long before firm proposals can be brought to city council for consideration.
Ann Arbor City Council got an update on a variety of public transportation projects at last night's work session. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, current progress could result in less traffic along the I-94 corridor and increased options in all five of Ann Arbor's wards.
Eastern Michigan University's College of Business has done it again - making the Princeton Review's list of top business schools in the country for the 10th straight year. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
This Saturday, Ann Arbor will again be host to a "March Against Monsanto." The local march is part of a global effort to bring awareness to the potential environmental and health problems genetically modified organisms create, and to some of the suspect practices of the company.
Question: This 2006 Eastern Michigan University graduate, now a web producer for MLive Media Group, has won the popular quiz show Jeopardy for two consecutive nights and will appear again tonight (Oct. 10).
Answer: Who is Jason Idalski.
EMU graduate and Eastern Echo alum Jason Idalski a winner on Jeopardy by Geoff Larcom, Published October 10, 2013 Question: This 2006 Eastern Michigan University graduate, now a web producer for MLive Media Group, has won the popular quiz show Jeopardy for two consecutive nights and will appear again tonight (Oct.
The program that offers students from low-income families the chance to enjoy a free or reduced cost lunch has not been affected by the partial federal government shutdown - yet. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
If you've been itching to do your civic duty, this may be the chance you've been waiting for. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, more than a dozen Washtenaw County boards and commissions are seeking volunteers who'd like to serve.
Safehouse Center in Washtenaw County provides shelter to women and children in need of protection. It serves those impacted by domestic violence and sexual abuse. There is rarely a time in any given year that the shelter isn't full to capacity. As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, WEMU's David Fair took occasion to talk with the Executive Director of Safehouse Center. Barbara Neiss-May has made it her life's work to serve those in need.
The Humane Society of Huron Valley is being hailed as the Best Large Animal Shelter in the state by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the award recognizes the shelter for having the best "save rate" in 2012.
Ann Arbor City Council will likely vote again on a controversial appointment to the Downtown Development Authority board at their next meeting. City Council took several actions connected to the appointment of Al McWilliams last night.
The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education last night approved replacing the alarm systems in several district buildings. Superintendent Scott Menzel maintains that most of the new systems are being installed in former Willow Run school district buildings.
This summer President Barack Obama gave a speech on his climate action plan, and last month his administration shared proposed rules for carbon emissions from new power plants. The Sierra Club and local experts talked about the president's plan and other climate change issues at a roundtable discussion at the University of Michigan September 23rd.
Senator Debbie Stabenow joins David Fair and Lisa Wozniak as our guest on the 1st Friday Focus on the Environment on WEMU 89.1 FM. Our topic? The Farm Bill, stalled in the House even before the government shut down.