YPSILANTI, Mich. -

Eastern Michigan University is increasing its presence in Detroit with a new off-campus center on the city's northwest side.
 
   The Ypsilanti school says the facility is in a third-floor suite of rooms in a building across the street from Wayne County Community College's northwest campus.
 
   The EMU Board of Regents approved a lease agreement for the space this week. It will include staff and faculty offices, classrooms, a computer lab and a student lounge area.
 
   Eastern Michigan is scheduled to move in Feb. 1. Since 2000, the school has leased space at the Northwest Activities Center as the site for its Detroit campus.