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Higgins Township to review master plan

ROSCOMMON Higgins Township is asking the public to help set a course for its future.  The township’s land use master plan is being updated, and the township wants to hear from the community about its future.

Community master plans provide guidance to the township’s planning commission and township Board of trustees regarding land use and capital infrastructure decisions.  This plan will lay the framework and set a course for the Township’s future development. 

To gather public ideas and suggestions, the master plan survey is open through Sept. 10 and can be accessed online at surveymonkey.com/r/HigginsTwpMasterPlanSurvey.  Hard copies of the survey are available at township hall as well. 

The master plan will be comprehensive and will provide action strategies for new development while supporting the community’s sense of place and downtown development. 

The Higgins Township Master Plan for Land Use will serve as a framework for the ongoing development of the village through a series of objectives, strategies, and action policies.  The master plan long-range view of the community guides development for the next 10-20 years while providing flexibility to respond to changing conditions, innovations, and new information.

The township is also hosting an open house in the fall. Results of the survey and open house will assist the master plan ad hoc steering committee in providing feedback to the consultant team working on the township’s plan.   

The goal is to present a final draft of the proposed plan to the planning commission in Spring 2022. After the required 63-day review period and a formal public hearing, the plan could be adopted by the planning commission later.

For information contact Planning Commission Chair Jim Smith at 989-240-4040. 

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