The Village of Fruitport Master Plan, One Magnificent Mile 2021, is a statement of the community’s future vision and the goals and principles on which it stands. Not only does the Village have a solid foundation for its future, but committed leaders and energetic citizens that are committed to aggressive yet responsible community planning goals. The slogan “One Magnificent Mile” reflects the values of the community and its willingness to do what it takes to ensure a high quality of life and preserve the natural environment. The plan was approved by the Fruitport Village Council on August 16, 2021.
The City of Ferrysburg is a friendly and family-oriented coastal community and its citizens take great pride in the area’s natural assets, neighborhoods, and local businesses. The goal of this planning process was to re-engage the citizens through open house collaboration and dialogue, participation in a community survey, and many discussions at monthly Planning Commission meetings. The project refined the future land use plan and created an implementation strategy. The plan was approved by the Ferrysburg City Council on December 17, 2018. *
The City of Hart has strong neighborhoods, a historic downtown, numerous recreational opportunities, and places of business and employment. Providing its own utility services, it can be considered a self-reliant community where residents can live, work, and play. The City’s vision is to maintain a strong community that retains its small-town appeal. The plan is a living document that is the basis for decision-making and an annual work plan for implementation. Additionally, the adoption of this plan was an essential step for Redevelopment Ready Communities certification. The plan was approved by the Hart City Council on December 19, 2017. *.
The Byron Township Master Plan Update outlines the preferred future for Byron Township and a comprehensive plan to achieve it. Through the community input process of this plan, the residents of the Township have chosen to proceed with low impact patterns of development designed to enhance the sustainability of the region while encouraging higher intensity development in targeted and specific areas of the Township. The plan was approved by the Township Board on February 26, 2018.*
Change in Coldwater Township and the City of Coldwater has been significant over the past few years. Economic development efforts have landed significant industrial, commercial, and agricultural operations through joint planning and utility service agreements. Along with growth is the need for protection of the Township’s resources and preservation of rural character outside of areas targeted for growth. Considering the balance, this plan identifies the most appropriate areas for major commercial and industrial growth outside of the City’s limits for an agreed-upon future general development framework. The plan was approved by the Township Board on December 4, 2017.*
Construction of the new M-231 highway through the heart of Robinson Township has caused concerns over development pressure and appropriate land use at future access points along the route. The M-231 Sub-Area Plan was intended to address planning, growth, and development issues for two target areas: land in the vicinity of the M-231intersections with Lake Michigan Drive and Lincoln Street. The plan builds upon and supplements the Township’s long-range master plan by providing more detailed recommendations for these two subareas in an effort to balance the preservation of prized community assets with economic growth opportunities. The plan was approved by the Township Board on July 8, 2015.**