Historic District Commission

Regular Meetings
  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month
  • City Council Chambers
    1 S Huron Street
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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 Members  Term Length
Anne Stevenson-Less, Chairperson February 4, 2014 - January 31, 2017
Henry Prebys, Vice-Chair February 4, 2014 - January 31, 2017
Mike Davis 
July 19, 2016- January 31, 2019 
Erika Lindsay 
February 17, 2015 - January 31, 2018 
Alex Pettit  February 16, 2016 - January 31, 2019
Ronald Rupert February 17, 2015 - January 31, 2018
Jane Schmiedeke February 16, 2016- January 31, 2019 
Description
The Historic District Commission (HDC) guides development and renovation in the Historic District in order to safeguard Ypsilanti's built resources. Any proposed work done on the exterior of a structure within the District must be reviewed by the HDC. This includes new construction, reconstruction, renovation, restoration, or painting of any property or historic landmark within the Historic District, as well as work on site features such as driveways, retaining walls, and fences. The HDC abides by their set of adopted Rules and Regulations.

The Commission bases its decisions on criteria defined in the city's Historic District Ordinance. The HDC has created a series of fact sheets to provide general guidelines on common projects.

The term length for Commissioners is 3 years.

Application Deadline
Applications are due by 4 p.m. on the Tuesday preceding the meeting, at the Building Department front counter on the third floor.

Historic District Boundaries

The Historic District boundaries are shown generally in the Historic District Map. 401 and 407 S. Adams, 601 W. Forest, and the Ypsilanti Water Tower are also part of the Historic District, and the Starkweather Historic District is located at 1266 Huron River Drive.

More Information
Contact the Planning and Development Department for more information at 734-483-9646, or email hintern@cityofypsilanti.com.