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Posted on: July 27, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE: Planning Commission Public Hearings



City of Ypsilanti Planning Commission

Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 7:00 pm

Virtual Meeting

Public hearings will be held by the Ypsilanti Planning Commission at their regular meeting to consider the following:

Special Use Permit: Marijuana retailer

The Planning Commission will hear a presentation, hold a public hearing, and may decide on an application for a Special Use Permit for marijuana retailer use at 121 E Michigan Ave.

Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment:
 Permissible uses modifications and dimensional modifications for residential zones

The Planning Commission will hear a presentation, hold a public hearing, and make a recommendation to City Council regarding proposed amendments to the text of the zoning ordinance (Ypsilanti City Code Chapter 122). The proposed amendments would: (1) Permit accessory dwelling units as accessory uses in all residential zoning districts, and allow the highest point of the accessory structure to match, but not exceed, the highest point of the principal building. (2) Decrease the minimum lot size in R1 zoning districts to 3,000 square feet, decrease the minimum lot size for house building types to 3,000 square feet, and decrease the minimum lot size for cottage building types to 2,000 square feet. (3) Decrease the minimum lot width in R1 zoning districts and for house building types to 30 feet. (4) Permit single-family attached dwellings and two-family dwellings on corner lots as principal permitted uses in all residential zoning districts and specify dimensional requirements, such as a minimum lot frontage requirement for each street.

Planning Commission agendas and packets are available at 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 Note: the meeting will be a virtual meeting; the link will be posted in a public notice ahead of the meeting date and will also be posted in the meeting packet.

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: July 27, 2021

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