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Master Plan 2050

The City of Mt. Pleasant is preparing a new City Master Plan! An extensive public process will determine the community’s vision for the year 2050 and set specific goals, objectives, and policies that will help to realize that vision.

Current information on this project, including a schedule of events for the week of April 8, 2019, can be found at

Master plans are critical policy documents. They are the primary way for the community to answer the following questions:

  • What do we want our community to look like in 2050?
  • How do we get there?
  • How can we ensure our community is resilient by avoiding or mitigating risks or threats that we may face?

The new City Master Plan will also include an updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan as well as a subarea plan focused on Mission Street and Pickard Avenue (east of Mission). The plan will specifically address land use, transportation, housing, downtown, economic development, and public safety.

Major projects and policy changes often result from a master planning process. For instance, the 1965 Master Plan lead to the extension of Mosher Street; the development of “Town Center”; and the creation of a new 1971 zoning ordinance. The 1987 Master Plan lead to significant investments in park accessibility for individuals with disabilities; facility investments to improve the quality of drinking water; and extensions of Bellows and Preston Streets.   

Michigan cities are required to adopt master plans in accordance with Public Act 33 of 2008.

The City adopted its first Master Plan in 1946. Later master plans were adopted in 1965, 1987 and 2006. The City’s current Master Plan was an update adopted in 2014. Click here to view our past and current Master Plans.

Questions about the project may be directed to Jacob Kain, City Planner, at (989) 779-5346 or