As I’ve stated here previously, I believe that a legitimate case can be made against Ypsilanti’s proposed Water Street Flats development. When I read stuff like this note to Ann Arbor News reporter Katrease Stafford, though, I don’t feel all that inclined to join the campaign against the controversial downtown affordable housing project. While I’d like to think best of everyone working to kill this project, you can’t deny that, for some, there is a racial component, which is not only incredibly off-putting, but just plain disgusting.
Speaking of Katrease, yesterday was her last day at M-Live. She’s been hired to work the breaking news beat at the Detroit Free Press, and begins on Monday. I’m supper happy for her, as this is something that she really wants to do, but her coverage of the Ypsilanti community will be sorely missed. As of right now, as I understand it, M-Live hasn’t announced that they’ll be hiring a full-time replacement for her. One hopes, however, they have plans to continue staffing the Ypsi beat.
[note: Katrease's articles, including the one about Water Street Flats that led someone to write the above comment, can be found here.]