Two CWA clients honored by planners at MAP/MML conference

The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) and Michigan Municipal League (MML) joined their annual conferences September 19-21. Carlisle/Wortman Associates sponsored the Friday keynote luncheon, provided speakers for three sessions and saw two clients honored in MAP’s annual Planning Excellence Awards. Dick Carlisle was a panelist in the general session “Townhall Live! Bridging the Gap Between […]

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Up next: Micro-units and dorms for grown-ups?

“Rental rates are out of reach for Michigan residents,” said a June 13 Community and Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) news release reporting the results of a new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). The report says that the market rate for a two-bedroom apartment in Michigan is $876 a month […]

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CWA will help Ferndale plan a food-based campus

By Megan Masson-Minock, AICP The Michigan Municipal League has contracted with Carlisle/Wortman Associates to help the city of Ferndale develop a food-based campus on vacant industrially-zoned land on the east side of the city. The study’s funds come from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Project specifications: Analyze the space and usage gaps/demand of Ferndale’s existing […]

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Manchester Township + Village reap benefits of joint master plan

Throughout Michigan we find 36-square-mile townships, many of which want to preserve their rural character, surrounding villages or cities that want to concentrate development around existing infrastructure. A joint master plan, like the one Carlisle/Wortman Associates completed for Manchester Township and the Village of Manchester a year ago, can help both communities accomplish their goals. […]

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