The people of Ypsilanti got a boost on September 11th when City Council passed a new ordinance, by a margin of 5-2, giving citizens more say on community benefits to be required from proposed real estate developers seeking financial incentives from the City. Benefits can include green space, retail, low-income housing, and opening up construction bid packages so that local businesses can compete. Developers will be required to hold public meetings to discuss possible community benefits, and submit proposals to City Council, which can accept, modify, or reject the proposed benefits. City Council can also exempt a developer from having to provide any community benefits. The ordinance is modeled after a similar ordinance passed in Detroit in 2016.
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