shape ypsi

Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti's recent re-working of its Master Plan was only half of the process of developing a blueprint for future development.  The city's zoning ordinance puts those changes into law, and that document is now up for public review.

Washtenaw County could soon have two communities certified as Redevelopment Ready.  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  eight new communities to be evaluated.

WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
 

 

Water Street Re-Development Area Update

Oct 16, 2013

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.

Studio Helps 'Shape Ypsi' Effort

Apr 17, 2013

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.  WEMU's Bob Eccles stopped by a downtown studio where the team has been talking with residents about the process.

You Can Help 'Shape Ypsi' This Week

Apr 15, 2013

Ypsilanti residents have a chance to help design the city's future at a series of meetings this week.  It's part of the process for updating the city's master plan. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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