The Ypsilanti District Library on West Michigan Avenue was originally the main post office building for the City. It is, without question, a structure of associative and architectural importance. The Library can be classified as representative of the Classical Revival Style.
The Needs Assessment documented the need for expanding and updating this facility to 11,200 sq. ft. In compliance with guidelines from the Secretary of the Interior, it is clear that any new addition should be constructed so that there is the least possible loss of historic materials and so that character-defining features are not obscured, damaged, or destroyed. Placement of the addition was located at the rear of the original facility and its size and scale limited in relationship to the original building; it has been designed in a manner that makes clear what is historic and what is new.
- Total Size 11,200 SF