Thompson Building

10:58 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Thompson Block Developers Secure First Commercial Tenant Letter of Intent

The Thompson Block in Ypsilanti's Depot Town
Credit Bob Eccles

With developers of the Thompson Block securing their first commercial letter of intent, City Council tonight will consider a tax exemption to help move redevelopment of the property forward.

Thompson Block partner Tyler Weston says a local restaurant entrepreneur has taken the first step toward becoming a tenant, and a coffee shop has also expressed interest. 

Weston says the development plan has improved greatly since he came on board a year ago, with parking space now included for commercial and residential tenants, along with patio space for commercial tenants.

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8:23 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Depot Town Businesses Hopeful for Thompson Block Redevelopment

The Thompson Block in Ypsilanti's Depot Town.
Credit Bob Eccles

Businesses in Ypsilanti's Depot Town are looking forward to something happening with the Thompson Block, but opinions vary on what should happen to the former Civil War barracks and adjoining properties.

Ryan Glowacki offers his thoughts on the Thompson Block.

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