Tag Archives: Friends of the Freighthouse

Protecting Ypsilanti’s community-owned assets from the Emergency Financial Manger… Have we done everything that we can to prepare?

A little while ago, in an exchange with Jill Morey, the director of the Ypsilanti District Library, the subject came up of what would likely happen to the downtown library building, should an Emergency Financial Manager be appointed to takeover the City of Ypsilanti, and charged with liquidating our communal assets. Thankfully, we were told […]

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The Governor comes through with $500K for Ypsi Freighthouse

As promised, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm came to town this morning to drop off a giant $500,000 check for the restoration of Ypsilanti’s historic Freighthouse… Here’s a photo snapped by our friend Thomas Kula, who somehow managed to position himself in the front row: The following video comes from the Ypsilanti Citizen. If you watch […]

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Granholm to deliver giant check to Ypsilanti Freighthouse

As I think many of you know, John Dingell and Jennifer Granholm, among others, have been working these past several months to get the rehabilitation of our historic Freighthouse covered by federal stimulus funds. Well, word on the street is that they’ve been successful. According to several reputable sources, Representative Dingell and Governor Granholm will […]

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SEMCOG’s Carmine Palumbo talks trains in Ypsi

I don’t have a lot of time tonight, but I attended this evening’s Ypsilanti Planning Commission meeting, which was largely about the east-west rail line, and I wanted to pass along my notes. So, here are the highlights, as I heard them. Make of them what you will. And feel free to add comments, questions, […]

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Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to invest in the Ypsilanti Freighthouse

I haven’t heard a final dollar amount mentioned yet, but word on the street is that the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation will be coming through with the grant for the Ypsi Freighthouse that I last mentioned here in October. It may be a bit premature, but I’d like to thank the board members of […]

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