Ypsilanti, MI, Code of Ordinances

Updated October 2020

By: City of Ypsilanti Planning Comm

https://www.municode.com/library/mi/ypsilanti/codes/code_of_ordinances

Table of Contents


 

Marijuana-Related Uses

Social Service Uses

Urban Agriculture

 

Marijuana-Related Uses

The city’s zoning code permits multiple types of medical-marijuana-related uses either by right or with a discretionary use permit, subject to use-specific standards (§122-272 & §122-292). It defines “medical marijuana dispensary,” “medical marijuana growing/manufacturing facility,” and “medical marijuana home occupation” (§122-3).

Its use-specific standards for medical marijuana home occupations address compliance with state law, separation from schools, caregivers per parcel, patients per week, enclosure and security requirements, building permits, lighting, energy usage, and inspections (§122-669(c)).

Its use-specific standards for medical marijuana dispensaries address compliance with state law, separation from schools and other marijuana-related uses, on-site use or consumption, outdoor activities, inspections, recordkeeping, cessation of operations, drive-through facilities, enclosure and security requirements, application process, police department review, and on-site cultivation (§122-813).

Its use-specific standards for medical marijuana growing/manufacturing facilities address compliance with state law, separation from schools and other marijuana-related uses, on-site use or consumption, outdoor activities, inspections, recordkeeping, cessation of operations, drive-through facilities, enclosure and security requirements, storage of chemicals, application process, police department review, and on-site dispensing (§122-814).

The city’s medical marijuana code includes licensing requirements (§7-1 et seq.).

Social Service Uses

The city’s zoning code defines and regulates multiple residential and nonresidential social service uses. It defines “adult drop-in center,” “homeless shelter,” “substance abuse treatment facility, boarding,” “substance abuse treatment center, walk-in,” and “supportive housing” (§122.3).

It permits adult drop-in centers, homeless shelters, and supportive housing by right in certain districts and with a discretionary use permit in others, subject to use-specific standards (§122-272).

It permits substance abuse treatment facilities with a discretionary use permit, subject to use-specific standards (§122-272).

Use-specific standards for adult drop-in centers address street access and site suitability for food or clothing distribution (§122-793).

Use-specific standards for homeless shelters address operator characteristics, onsite management and support services, and separation from similar uses (§122-785).

Use-specific standards for supportive housing address separation from other social service, congregate living, and correctional uses; site plan review; minimum lot area; maximum occupancy; onsite services; exterior appearance; and screening (§122-811).

Use-specific standards for substance abuse treatment facilities address street access and separation from specific districts and similar facilities (§122-808).

Urban Agriculture

The city’s zoning ordinance addresses urban agriculture. It allows gardening as an accessory use and allows interim or long-term gardens on vacant lots in single-family and multiple-dwelling residential and neighborhood center districts (§122-815). Uses must not invoke the state’s right to farm act. Standards address setbacks, property maintenance, drainage, motorized equipment use, and composting; on-site sales are prohibited. The code defines garden/community garden (§122-3).

 


Ypsilanti, MI

2010 Population: 19,435

2010 Population Density: 4,489.49/square mile