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The wayfinding project started with changes to Ypsilanti's master plan and a design contest in 2015 to solicit ideas from the community on how to best direct visitors and highlight the community's attractions and places.


The project brought together the City of Ypsilanti, the Ypsilanti DDA and the Charter Township of Ypsilanti in a partnership joined by organizations like Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation, the A2Y Chamber of Commerce and Washtenaw Community College.


Some of the signs point to community assets, businesses, or parking areas and are inscribed with "Ytown" or "Ypsi Real," with colorful icons like Rosie the Riveter in a patriotic theme and a bright yellow Hudson Commodore.


The project culminates in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:00pm Friday, March 10, 2017 at Ypsilanti City Hall in the upper level parking lot off S Huron St.


Read the full article and where the signs are installed at


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

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