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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By Paul Montagno, AICP There are three ways in which the recently-approved Bay City Master Plan reflects Carlisle/Wortman Associates’ commitment to master plans that are easy for people of all knowledge levels to understand and use. 1. The plan is organized around themes Few stakeholders fully understand the concepts and vocabulary of planning, but they […]
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Of course your planning commission or zoning board meeting needs an agenda and minutes. What else must you do – or not do – to serve applicants fairly and protect your community?
Through the Michigan Municipal League, Carlisle/Wortman professionals offer training on a full range of planning, zoning and community development subjects.
Carlisle/Wortman Associates collected ideas and comments for Bay City’s master plan at a May 25, 2016 open house. People can also comment using an online mapping tool.
The city of Bay City was awarded a cost-share grant from the Michigan Association of Planning to incorporate community resiliency into the master plan that Carlisle/Wortman Associates is preparing.
When it comes to transportation planning, there are some new rules in town.