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Sometimes the buzz can create its own buzz.
From the Bus League Baseball blog.
I liked the moxie here. The city of Ypsilanti (fun to say, very fun to say) has a property that needs to be developed, and one group of baseball-loving citizens has formed a council to voice support for the notion of bringing a minor-league team in, and even drawn up a stadium plan:
The committee has created a rough sketch of the plan for the stadium and surrounding community. Using about 16 acres, the stadium would seat 6,000 to 7,500 people and would feature an out-door market in front of the entrance. Light residential and commercial use would be located north of the stadium, with storefronts along Michigan Avenue and loft apartments overlooking the stadium. A proposed hotel would be located to the south of the stadium, again featuring rooms with a view of the ball game.Hill called it the “first conceptual design.”
However, he said the group is working with private investors and the Michigan department of Transportation to create a formal site plan for the stadium. He said the site plan is one of the criteria the city requires for developing the Water Street Project.
These citizens want the site developed regardless, theyâ€™ve said that if another proposal wins, theyâ€™ll be happy. But kudos to them for getting creative and coming up with what sounds like a beautiful plan.
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