Master Plan: Housing Affordability & Access Subcommittee

The Housing Affordability & Access Committee of the Planning Commission was chartered by the Planning Commission in December of 2017.   The Committee will review and update the City of Ypsilanti’s 2013 Master Plan with a focus on preserving and enhancing housing affordability and accessibility in keeping with the guiding values of the Master Plan. The Committee will develop and issue recommendations for specific land use and policy changes for consideration by the Planning Commission and, after Planning Commission review and recommendation, City Council.

Call for Expressions of Interest: Citizen Subcommittee to Update the Master Plan

The City of Ypsilanti Planning Commission seeks expressions of interest from residents interested in serving on its newly formed Citizen Subcommittee. The Subcommittee will lead a participatory five-year review of the City’s 2013 Master Plan (“Shape Ypsi”) and will recommend appropriate updates and modifications to the Master Plan with a focus on preserving and strengthening housing affordability and accessibility.

Per the committee charter, two seats on the Citizen Subcommittee are reserved for representatives of the community at large. This call for expressions of interest seeks to recruit interested candidates to fill these at-large seats.

Eligible candidates will:

  • Reside in the City of Ypsilanti
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have an active interest in housing affordability and/or physical accessibility
  • Be available to participate in committee meetings (to be held not more frequently than bi-weekly and not less frequently than monthly) and related activities from February to October 2018

Interested individuals should send their name and address, as well as a brief statement of interest, to bwessler@cityofypsilanti.com, with “Master Plan Committee” as the subject line, no later than Wednesday, January 17th.