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Posted on: April 7, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE: Draft Master Plan Update Public Comment Period

One of the guiding values of the Master Plan is “Anyone, no matter what age or income, can find a place to call home in Ypsilanti.” To help increase housing options in the City, the drafted Master Plan Update recommends relaxing minimum dwelling size, minimum lot area, and lot dimension requirements in the Zoning Ordinance. Higher minimum lot size requirements and minimum dwelling size requirements may have an exclusionary effect for someone attempting to find a place to build their small home. Also, a property owner with a large lot may be interested in dividing their lot and selling to a prospective buyer. These efforts can help increase the housing supply and make housing more affordable. We would like to hear from you- feel free to comment on this post or please email or Be sure to address the email subject as “Master Plan Public Comment.” The public comment period will close after April 12, 2021.

Read the entire drafted Master Plan Update at:

If you wish to mail comments, please mail to City of Ypsilanti Planning Department, 1 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. 

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