Dear Ypsilanti community,
While we dispute the accuracy of many of the issues raised in the City Manager’s memo of January 17, we do not contest the City’s right to take over the management of the Freighthouse again.
The City has enacted a 60-day termination of our contract and will take over operations in April.
We will be a part of a transition committee to provide the necessary information about future bookings to the City staff and work with them during the transition period as our contract with the City comes to an end. Our staff is working diligently with City staff to make sure all of our contracts and clients are transferred as smoothly as possible.
When the transition is over we will post that info so that future customers will know whom to contact to rent this lovely facility. We're striving to make this process as transparent as possible, so please reach out with any questions.
It has been our pleasure, and that of numerous volunteers before us, to work with City staff over many years to restore and reopen this wonderful old building, and we are are so proud of her success.
-The Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse
The mission of the historical Ypsilanti Freighthouse is to preserve its heritage through fostering inclusive community participation by providing an environmentally sound gathering place for recreation, celebration, arts, education and local activities to increase opportunity for personal and collective growth in the Depot Town community.
The FOYF has been tirelessly committed to helping raise funds for the Freighthouse construction and operating expenses, and serving as facilitators for all of the various requirements by the City, the State, the Historic District Committee, and the public.