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Posted on: May 11, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: Community Benefits Agreement Meeting


Public Notice

Community Benefits Agreement for 206-210 N Washington

Community Participation Meeting

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 6:00 pm

A community participation meeting will be held on June 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1 South Huron, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The meeting will be held for the purpose of informing the community about the proposed development, to allow the community to discuss potential community benefits, and recommend community members to be appointed to sit on the Committee Benefits Agreement Ad hoc Committee

Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) 206-210 N Washington  

Legal Description

*OLD SID - 11 11-441-334-00 YP CITY 44W-24 S 22' OF LOT 331 & ALL OF LOT 334 & N 1/2 OF W 1/4 OF LOT 335 & VAC ALLEY ADJ TO REAR OF LOT 334 NORRIS & CROSS ADDITION. 206-210 N WASHINGTON

Project Description 

The City of Ypsilanti will provide the community information regarding a proposed development at 206-210 N. Washington.  The developer, Avalon Housing, has requested a PILOT for a 22 unit affordable housing development. This request triggered Article VII, Section 30-500 of the Ypsilanti City Code which provided for the appointment of a Citizen Committee to negotiate with a Developer who has requested public support from the Community, namely in terms of a PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) of 4% of Annual Shelter Rents. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers, at Ypsilanti City Hall, located at 1 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Written comments can be provided prior to the meeting may be, emailed to kjones@cityofypsilanti,com or dropped off/mailed to City Hall at 1 South Huron, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. 

There shall be time at this meeting for those present to ask questions, discuss, and identify among themselves potential Community Benefits, and recommend resident members for the ad-hoc committee

discussed in Section 30-527(B) of Ordinance 1325. Applications for appointment shall be made available for resident members of the ad-hoc committee. The Developer shall be present at this meeting to present information and answer questions. This notice is being provided no less than 30 days in advance per the requirements of Ordinance 1325 and is subject to the Open Meetings Act and its records subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Within 15 days of this community participation meeting, City Council will establish an ad-hoc committee consisting of one Interested Councilmember; and five to eight residents of the City of Ypsilanti. City Council shall select the Interested Councilmember among themselves to serve on the committee. The Mayor, subject to the approval of City Council, shall appoint the remaining members of the committee with at least three members being selected from those recommended at the community participation meeting identified above. The purpose of the ad-hoc committee is to identify Community Benefits mutually agreed upon with the Developer and make a recommendation to City Council. 

Information regarding the project can be found on the city website here:

 Additional information may be found concerning the proposed development and Ordinance 1325 describing the process and potential community benefits in detail 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.

For information regarding how to join the meeting virtually please visit the city’s website, or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (734) 483-1100

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