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“What do we want our Marquette County communities to be like in the year 2040?”


  • is the first comprehensive rewrite of the Marquette County Master Plan since 1982

  • is a product of over two years of continuous input and engagement from the residents of Marquette County

  • brings the entire comprehensive plan into the 21st century, addressing the realities, problems, and opportunities that exist in 2021 which would have been unthinkable even a few years ago

  • is pursuant to Public Act 33 of 2008, the Michigan Planning Enabling Act

  • is a public policy document that can be integrated into the community master plans of local units of government to help achieve a common vision for the future of Marquette County over the next 20 years

  • will serve as a resource guide and foundation for local land use policies and a common source of data and information, aiming to help unify the County's many unique communities

  • reflects common themes and goals to enhance the current planning initiatives already underway at the County and in each community, and provide a general framework for local leaders and decision-makers


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