MASTER PLAN PROCESS
Public & Stakeholder Input
An important outcome of this phase is the Vision, which is distilled from lots of input from the community gathered through meetings with local governments, local master plans, region rallies, a community survey, and interviews with stakeholders about the future of Marquette County.
Existing Conditions & Trends Analysis
This phase identifies where we are today, and what the current trends tell us about the County and where it is headed.
Draft Plan & Strategies for Implementation
Together with the established baseline and using the Vision as a guide, a draft plan will be developed with goals and objectives. An important element is the recommended strategies for implementing the Master Plan with an action plan identifying responsible parties and timeframe.
Final Master Plan
After compiling all information and sufficient review and input, the draft plan will go through the adoption process, following the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, which will include public review and hearings.
A Living Document
The Master Plan will be reviewed and updated periodically. The public policy document will serve as a guide for local decision makers and will be used by the Marquette County Planning Commission when reviewing local master plans and proposed zoning amendments for consistency.
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