Planning & Development Department

The Planning & Development Department is responsible for long range planning, development review, zoning administration, historic preservation, and community and economic revitalization.

Mission Statement
  • To maintain and improve the quality of life in the City of Ypsilanti by providing excellent planning, zoning, preservation, and economic development services within available resources.
  • To work creatively and collaboratively to enhance the natural and built environment of the City of Ypsilanti so that its population grows, its economy thrives, and it becomes the premier community of choice in Eastern Washtenaw County.
  1. Adopted Local & Regional Plans

    View a list of adopted local and regional plans.

  2. Available Property

    View a list of available commercial properties.

  3. Current & Upcoming Planning Projects

    The City of Ypsilanti Planning Commission continues to lead and participate in planning efforts.

  4. Historic District

    Find maps, photos, and document resources for the Historic District.

  5. Mission Statement

    Read our mission statement.

  6. Open Data

    The content of this page will be updated as we are able to share additional data. The content of the data is subject to human error in relevance and accuracy, due to the timeline of data collection.

  7. Water Street Redevelopment Area

    The Water Street Redevelopment area is a 38-acre, City-owned site adjacent to Historic Downtown Ypsilanti, between Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).

  8. Zoning Ordinance & Zoning Maps

    The City of Ypsilanti zoning map and zoning ordinance reflect the goals of the most recently adopted City Master Plan.

  9. Meet the Staff

  10. Property Disposition Program

    Property Disposition Program

  11. Neighborhood Enterprise Zone

  12. Nonconforming Use

    A nonconformity is something that was legal at its inception under the zoning ordinance that was in effect at the time, but would not be permitted under the current zoning ordinance.