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DTE opens 2,520-panel solar array in Ypsi

The new installation moves Ypsi closer to its goal of generating 1,000 megawatts of energy from renewable sources.

Demand grows for Ypsi autonomous vehicle test facility set to open in 2017

The purchase of the former Willow Run plant moves the American Center for Mobility closer to opening its test facility next year, but automakers want it even sooner.

The Ann Arbor Art Center wants your vote for public art

Citizens will get a say in which of three public art pieces will grace Stadium Boulevard as part of a major reconstruction project beginning this month.

AAATA to share new feasibility findings for Ann Arbor-to-Howell rail

A feasibility study launched last year estimates how many riders would use such a service and its approximate cost.

Ann Arbor addresses dog park demand closer to downtown

A new dog park at Broadway Park is the city's first in nine years – but there's still demand from owners.

Ann Arbor's proposed circulator bus service: What's next and why now?

A closer look at the possible return of a downtown "loop" service, the first of its kind in seven years.

U-M to open new cross-disciplinary school for sustainability

Tentatively scheduled to open next fall, the school would replace the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.

A closer look at the artists filling Ypsi's expanding Alloy Studios

The affordable studio space currently hosts 16 artists and five new ones are on the way.

Ceremonial demolition, public fundraising begin for State Theatre renovations

The Michigan Theater Foundation is turning to the public to raise the remaining $2.3 million of its $8.5 million theater overhaul.

Ypsi Amtrak station plan moves forward despite challenges

Plans for an Amtrak stop in Ypsilanti have been submitted to city council, but an effort to bring passenger rail service back to Depot Town still faces an uphill climb.

AAATA fires up FootballRide service, relaunches website

Special bus service to the Big House will return this Saturday and the transit provider's website will also sport a fresh look this week.

Ann Arbor Greenbelt Program celebrates 50th project, other milestones

The program closed on its 50th project in Webster Township, just after the 10th anniversary of its first project.

U-M's Stamps School announces new downtown gallery

The 8,000-square-foot gallery in McKinley Towne Centre will replace the Work and Slusser galleries.

Food Gatherers scores $200,000 grant for food prep program

A $200,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan will help make redistributed food more usable.

Beezy's Cafe plans new catering kitchen and banquet space

The popular Ypsilanti breakfast and lunch spot is expanding this fall, with a new production kitchen for catering and a banquet space for private events to open in a building across North Washington Street from the existing cafe.
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