Ypsi Council City hears update on Water Street project

April 29, 2008 by  
Filed under News, Video

(April 29, 2008) Ypsilanti City Council listened for nearly 2 hours as city staff presented an update on Water Street. The struggling project has had many missteps and false starts. Most recently, the former head of Planning Karen Hart was let go in a reorganization in part because no progress had been made in the past 18 months.

The Water Street project is now headed by City Manager Ed Koryzno and Assistant City Manager April McGrath. McGrath said the city was concentrating their efforts on the upcoming Brownfields conference in Detroit.

The city is partnering with Washtenaw County at the conference and is planning to have a van available to bring attendees of the conference to Water Street to tour the site.

McGrath also announced that they were planning to remove the fence along Michigan Avenue and put up a sign announcing the project. Removing the fence will save the city nearly $5,000 a year in rental fees.

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