The fundamental purpose of a Master Plan is to enable a community to establish a direction for physical development, capital investment and growth. Therefore, a Master Plan represents a foundation policy statement about what a community is, what its residents value and what those residents and businesses hope the community will become. The Michigan Planning Enabling Act specifically gives the City Planning Commission and the City Council the authority to prepare and adopt a plan. In May 2023 this plan was adopted, and will serve as an advisory guide for the physical conservation of certain areas and for the development of other areas.

2023 Master Plan Update