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Local Government Master Plans

Proposed Master Plan Updates are ready for review!

Click Here to read the DRAFT Monroe Charter Township Master Plan Update

Click Here to read the DRAFT Frenchtown Charter Township Master Plan Update

What is a Master Plan?
Cities, townships and villages (municipalities) are authorized to develop and adopt a long-range plan for community development under Michigan’s Planning Enabling Act (Public Act 33 of 2008). A municipal master plan is a public policy stating the community’s vision and goals for its future and providing a step-by-step guide for achieving those goals.

Under state law, a municipal master plan is necessary to guide the development of land use regulations and provide direction for infrastructure improvements such as roads, sewers and sidewalks. Therefore, master plans must include a land use zoning plan and a capital improvement plan. The master plan is NOT a regulatory document. However, a master plan is a necessary basis or justification for all zoning regulations.

Here are links to the existing community master plans:

City of Monroe

City of Monroe

Frenchtown Charter Township

Frenchtown Charter Township

Monroe Charter Township

Monroe Charter Township

 

This page last updated on 2/18/2014.

Project Service Providers:LIAACommunity Foundation of Monroe CountyMichigan Municipal LeagueMichigan Townships AssociationMichigan Association of PlanningUniversity of Michigan