Capacity has been reached for the program for commercial properties, but owner-occupied properties that contribute to the local or National Register districts are still eligible. Watch the info session presented by architect Mara Lancaster. Please contact the preservation planner with questions or assistance.
Old House Ypsi, 11/5/23, Freighthouse
For owners and lovers of old buildings, Old House Ypsi offered three presentations:
• 3:15 pm: “Easy Shortcuts to Old House Research,” Bill Nickels, Connor K. Ashley, and Ellen Thackery, Handout
The Historic District Commission (HDC) guides development and renovation in the Historic District, safeguarding Ypsilanti's built resources according to the provisions of the local Historic District Ordinance.
Any work proposed on the exterior of a structure within the Historic District must be reviewed by the HDC. This includes new construction as well as the reconstruction, renovation, restoration, or painting of any property or historic landmark within the Historic District. It also includes work on site features such as driveways, retaining walls and fences.
Property owners seeking guidance on upcoming work plans are strongly encouraged to attend an HDC meeting as a study item before submitting a final application.
Meetings & Applications
For meeting information, see the Historic District Commission page. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on the Friday 11 days prior to the meeting. Applications can be turned in at the Building Department on the third floor of City Hall.
Residents can view the Historic Resource Council Member Directory for a list of preservation professionals and contractors that work with historic buildings.