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Manistee County Master Plan

Manistee County 2024 Master plan update

Manistee County is working with Networks Northwest's Community Development team to update its Master Plan. This process will take place throughout 2024. The County Board and Planning Commission highly encourage members of the public to participate in this process so that the final planning documents reflect the desired future of the people who live, work and recreate in Manistee. The Master Plan is a guiding document. It distills data and public input on various topics such as land use, infrastructure, services, transportation, funding allocations, the local economy, recreation and much more. The Master Plan is a step-by-step guide for Manistee's leadership and community members to accomplish positive outcomes over the next 10-20 years.

Participation Opportunities


Community Survey 

Click here to take the survey! This takes just 10-15 minutes to complete.

Input Sessions - Flyer (PDF)

Manistee County and Networks Northwest are hosting 3 input sessions so that the community can dive deeper into their desired future for the area. If you're unfamiliar with local governance and planning, don't worry! Our team of facilitators will present using easy to understand activities. Food and light beverages will be provided at each event.

First Input Session 

April 27, 2024 from 12 (noon) - 3pm
Maple Grove Community Center Library
9208 Kauko St, Kaleva, MI 49645

This is a drop-in session. You are able to come and go as you please. The facilitators will have a series of activities for input.

Second Input Session

May 15, 2024 from 5pm-7pm
Pleasanton Township Hall
8958 Lumley Rd, Bear Lake, MI 49614

This is a drop-in session. You are able to come and go as you please. The facilitators will have a series of activities for input.

Third Input Session

June 10, 2024 from 6:30pm-9pm
West Shore Community College
401 River St, Manistee, MI 49660

This is a roundtable discussion. Plan to attend for the duration of the meeting time. Please RSVP for this session so we can plan for food, seating, and materials by clicking here.

County Planning Commission Meetings

Interested individuals are encouraged to attend Manistee County Planning Commission meetings to get updates on the plan and to provide input.

The County Planning Commission will be discussing the Master Plan at the following upcoming meeting:
March 28, 2024 at 6:15pm
Manistee County Planning Department
395 3rd St, Manistee, MI 49660

For any questions or comments please contact
Zach Vega, Community Planner
Networks Northwest
zach.vega@networksnorthwest.org

Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest
- Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner