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.


As many of you know, the Ypsilanti Freighthouse is a unique and treasured space, but it’s also very old.  Construction projects are almost always more complicated when dealing with additions or renovations to existing buildings, because the existing conditions often are hiding things that are not known about the building until work is underway.  Many times unusual or unexpected things can are discovered once renovation actually begins.  In the case of a building as old as the Freighthouse; where the construction of the building is not the same as current methods of construction, there can be issues that are discovered and need resolving before work can continue.

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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.

Please continue to check the Freighthouse Facebook page for updates on the progress of this very involved process.  We are excited about the future of the freighthouse and look forward to being able to accept reservations for private rental and community events soon!