Construction Underway on University of Michigan Health’s Ypsilanti Health Center

Construction has begun on the relocation and expansion of Ypsilanti Health Center, a University of Michigan Health ambulatory care facility that will be located within downtown Ypsilanti.
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Ypsilanti health care facility
Construction commenced on the relocation and expansion of Ypsilanti Health Center, a University of Michigan Health ambulatory care facility. // Photo courtesy of U-M

Construction has begun on the relocation and expansion of Ypsilanti Health Center, a University of Michigan Health ambulatory care facility that will be located within downtown Ypsilanti.

The building, purchased last December by Michigan Innovation Headquarters, was formerly the Eastern Michigan University College of Business building. The renovated building will house MI-HQ’s co-cooperative entrepreneur community alongside a comprehensive primary care, specialty care, diagnostic, and treatment services center that will serve the Ypsilanti community by the University of Michigan Health.

“While MI-HQ’s focus is on innovation and economic impact, University of Michigan Health’s interests include improving the health status of the community while also addressing health equity and socio-economic disparities across the Ypsilanti area,” says Mark Smith, founder of MI-HQ.

“We believe that investing in both health care and innovation is investing in the well-being and future of our community,” says Andrew Hellenga, interim city manager of Ypsilanti. “This collaborative effort will not only benefit individuals personally but pave the way for broader opportunities and a stronger, more prosperous Ypsilanti.”

The project is managed by the Michigan-based construction managers Cunningham-Limp (C-L) and designed by the distinguished architects at Hobbs+Black. Construction is set to be completed by the fall 2024.