The Freighthouse, next to Frog Island Park on the north side of Depot Town, has been used as a community center, hosting the Depot Town Farmers Market, a café, and various community meetings and events. The Freighthouse is part of the Ypsilanti Historic District, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites.
The building's condition forced its closure in 2004. The Friends of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse (FOYF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the City, raised money and received grants for the various repairs required to re-open the building, and managed the building until early 2020, when management was transferred back to the City. The Freighthouse is available for community and private events. If you are interested in using the building for an event, please contact the Special Events Coordinator here.