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City Council approves all mayor's re-appointments
By Dan DuChene
Jun. 16, 2010   ·   3:42 a.m.

Jone Coleman, president of downtown business LookInTheAttic, shares his thoughts with City Council about the discussion and procedure taken to pass mayoral re-appointments, which he was being considered for the Downtown Development Authority.

After much procedure, Ypsilanti City Council approved six mayoral re-appointments to city boards and committees Tuesday, including the two postponed from earlier...read more

Council postpones two reappointments
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   4:57 p.m.

Two of Ypsilanti's volunteer board members were not reappointed on schedule Tuesday night, owing to a 4-2 vote by City Council to delay the appointments until...read more

Downtown properties to be rehabilitated
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   10:40 a.m.

The three properties located at 120, 122 and 124 West Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti will soon be rebuilt into commercial and office space and loft apartments, thanks to a planned $1.7 million investment by developers.

Three recently-vacated properties in downtown Ypsilanti, two of them condemned, will soon be renovated owing to recent purchase by a local development company and...read more

Ypsilanti Township authorizes litigation against Liberty Square
By Mark Tower
May. 28, 2010   ·   6:53 p.m.

Many of the homes in the Liberty Square complex on Grove Street in Ypsilanti Township are already boarded and ready for foreclosure sale. All 151 units, some of which are still occupied, will be condemned Tuesday, Ypsilanti Township has resolved.

Residents living in the Liberty Square complex of townhouses will see a sticker appear on their homes Tuesday, when the Ypsilanti Township Building Department places...read more

Ford plant granted tax exemption by township
By Mark Tower
May. 24, 2010   ·   5:44 p.m.

Ford Motor Company's Rawsonville Plan, located at the intersection of Textile and Bridge Roads in Ypsilanti Township, will soon be the new home for production of Ford's Electric Focus batteries, formerly produced in Mexico.

New machines and equipment will soon be wheeled into Ford's Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti Township as it begins manufacturing a line of batteries for the new global...read more

Beal responds to Thompson Block fire

Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Statement from building's owner not altered

By Citizen Staff
Sep. 23, 2009    ·    3:29 p.m.

The Ypsilanti Citizen received the following statement from Stewart Beal, who owns the Thompson Building, this afternoon.

The Thompson Block was devastated by a fire early this morning, which took firefighters from five different departments throughout the region to extinguish.

The story about the fire can be found here: Fire destroys Thompson Block

Beal requested that this statement be ran in its entirety and the content was not altered by the Citizen


I am completely devastated by the events at the Thompson Block this morning.

However, we at the Beal Group view this fire simply as a development setback, albeit a major one, and are determined to complete the project that we started several years ago.

We cannot comment at this time how this fire will affect our timeline, but over the next few days you will see the Beal Construction team working in an effort to stabilize the façade to prevent further collapse. We will also be bringing in an expert team of architects and engineers to determine what the best course of action is going forward.

We feel that the City of Ypsilanti’s most significant attribute is its rich history and will always work to preserve it in the best way we can. Please know that Stewart Beal and the Beal Group are as fully committed to the Thompson Block now, as we always have been.


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