Current & Upcoming Planning Projects

View the Adopted Master Plan Update Here!

City Council adopted the Master Plan Update at their May 4, 2021 meeting. View the adopted Master Plan Update here. 

Please note: The draft Master Plan update is not in its final format and design. The text and intent of the maps are final, but the City will be re-designing the Plan. 

Read on below for more information about each and opportunities to become involved, and remember to follow the City's Facebook page or sign up for text and/or email alerts (select "Planning Initiatives 2019") for the latest information!

Non-Motorized Transportation Plan Update

The draft Non-Motorized Transportation Plan update was approved for distribution and is now open for public comment. Please view the draft Non-Motorized Transportation Plan here. The public comment period will close after June 14, 2021, and Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the plan update at their June 16, 2021 meeting.

To provide formal public comment, please email and Please address the email subject as “Non-Motorized Transportation Plan Public Comment.” Or, mail comments to City of Ypsilanti Planning Department, 1 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. You may also wish to provide comment at Planning Commission’s public hearing at their June 16, 2021 meeting. The meeting will be held virtually, at 7 pm on Zoom. The Zoom meeting link will be provided under the “News” tab on the City webpage at

Huron/Hamilton/Washtenaw Lane Reduction

When Huron, Hamilton, and Washtenaw were last designed, the City was seeing an increase in traffic; a decrease in people walking, biking, and taking transit; and the majority of people who lives and worked in Ypsilanti worked regular 9-5 jobs (or other standard shifts), which led to predictable traffic jams as people left work and shifts changed. Today, these same roads are seeing more bicyclists and walkers, and fewer "shift change" pressures, leading to roads that are wide open- leading drivers to greater speeds, despite more pedestrians attempting to cross and the same number of driveways and side streets. In order to improve the safety of these roads, the City is working with MDOT to evaluate the potential to change one of these streets' three lanes to a bicycle lane.  Please spread the word to your friends, and join us at an upcoming public input session!

  • City Council heard an update on the technical feasibility study on September 10th in Council Chambers, as part of their regularly scheduled meeting- see the report here!

Parks Plan

The City's last Parks Plan was adopted in 2020, and much like the Master Plan, we're obligated to update it every five years. 

Other Recent and Current Work

  • There are two potential public art projects- a mural in the North Huron parking lot, and a mural in Riverside Park!  Want to learn more? Email Christopher Jacobs.