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Posted on: January 27, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE: City Council Public Hearing


Public Hearing Notice

Ypsilanti City Council

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 7:00 pm

A public hearing will be held by City Council to receive comments on the following:

Text Amendment: Zoning Ordinance Modifications

City Council will consider proposed amendments to the text of the zoning ordinance (Ypsilanti City Code Chapter 122). Planning Commission recommended City Council adopt the proposed amendments at their January 19, 2022 meeting. The Planning Commission and city staff regularly track organizational changes and issues within the code and have drafted amendments to address these issues.  

These amendments include:

    Marijuana retailer buffer distance: specifically changing the buffer distance from a retailer to an existing retailer, to 1,000 feet in General Corridor, 625 feet in Neighborhood Corridor, and 625 feet in Center zoning districts.

    Family definition (§122-203): specifically changing the unrelated occupant maximum from 3 to 5 in subsection (3).

    Parking garages (§122-518): shrinking setback for all parking garages to 10’, and eliminating the 100’ distance requirement for distance from R1, CN-Mid, or CN-SF zoning districts. Also making parking garages a special land use in the Park zoning district (§122-416).

    Maneuvering lane width (§122-685(e)): changing the width requirements to make one-way and two-way widths more consistent.

    Fence opacity in HC, NC, and GC zoning districts (122-452(b)): restricting fences to be no greater than 50% opaque in front yards.

City Council agendas and packets will be available at The proposed amendment may be viewed there, or may be viewed in the January 19, 2022 Planning Commission packet and minutes at The meeting will be held in Council Chambers, at Ypsilanti City Hall, located at 1 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, or the Ypsilanti Freighthouse, located at 100 Market Place, Ypsilanti, MI 48198. For further information, please call 734-483-9646 or email Andy Aamodt, City Planner, at For a full calendar of City events, please go to our website at 

The City invites all interested persons to attend this meeting or to send written comments to the City of Ypsilanti, Community & Economic Development Department, One South Huron Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.  The City of Ypsilanti will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) services, and audios of printed materials being considered at the meeting.  Individuals requiring auxiliary aids or services should provide two (2) days’ notice to the City, and contact the City by writing the City Clerk's Office, One South Huron Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197; or by calling the Clerk’s Office at (734) 483-1100.

Andrew Hellenga

City Clerk

Posted: January 27, 2022

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