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Almira Township Master Plan Update

WELCOME TO THE ALmira TOWNSHIP MASTER PLAN RESOURCE WEBPAGE!

 

This webpage contains all of the most recent information, resources, and documentation for the Almira Township Master Plan Development Process. A community Master Plan is a policy document that guides land-use decisions and zoning ordinance regulation standards. The document will delve into all aspects of the community from transportation and economic development to rural protection and agriculture.

The development of the AlmiraTownship Master Plan is occurring over a twelve to fourteen-month period from the summer of 2021 until the fall of 2022. The planning process will incorporate public input from surveys, direct contact with residents, and communication at public input sessions to be scheduled during the process timeframe.

The Almira Township Planning Commission is the appointed body that is charged with guiding the Master Plan Process and development of the document. Planning commission meetings are open to the public and residents and visitors are encouraged to attend and participate. Information on Planning Commission meetings and agendas can be found at the following website: http://www.almiratownship.org/planning.asp

Please check back with this website as updates are made regularly.

If you would like to reference the existing Master Plan, please follow this link: http://www.almiratownship.org/downloads/master_plan_01022018_1.pdf

Almira Township Public Input Session

The Almira Township Planning Commission with assistance from Networks Northwest hosted a public input session on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Almira Township Hall located at 19639 Maple Street Lake Ann, MI 49650. The purpose of this session was to collect input from residents to assist with the development of the Future Land Use Map and goals and objectives to assist the Township in land use and zoning ordinance decision-making. Please follow this link for an analysis of the event.

Almira Township 2021 Master Plan Survey Results

The Almira Township Planning Commission has commenced work towards updating the Almira Township Master Plan. This included a survey to help garner public input to assist with shaping goals for the Township to achieve its land-use needs for its residents. The results of this survey can be found here.

Master Plan Draft Documents
Master Plan Process Timeline

Please see the Master Plan Process timeline included here for indications of the current status of the process.

Almira Township Master Plan Development

The Planning Commission will receive a written update monthly.

Planning Commission Creation & Master Plan Process:

•  Contract Executed (Process Initiation) - Week 1 of July 2021 - Green

•  Initiate Planning Process (Notice of Intent to Plan) - Week 1 of July 2021 - Yellow

    •  Notice to Adjacent Local Jurisdictions, County - Week 1 of July 2021 - Yellow

    •  Notice to State and Country road Agencies - Week 1 of July 2021 - Yellow

    •  Notice to Utility Companies - Week 1 of July 2021 - Yellow

•  Begin Existing Master Plan Review - July 2021 - Green

    •  Master Plan Review - Week 1-3 of July 2021 - Green

    ‚Äč•  Detail information from existing Master Plan for inclusion in new plan - Week 3-4 of July 2021 and Week 1-2 of August 2021 - Green

•  Review Survey Questionnaire and Release to public - Week 1-2 of July 2021 - Yellow - Planning Commission Meeting with Staff Attendance first week of July 2021

    •  Administer Survey - Week 2-4 of July 2021 and Week 1-4 of August 2021 and Week 1 of September 2021 - Yellow

    •  Analyze Survey Results - Week 1-4 of September 2021 - Yellow - Planning Commission Meeting with Staff Attendance first week of September 2021

•  Gather information on Existing Conditions - Week 1-4 of August 2021 and Week 1-2 of September 2021 - Green

    •  GIS Base Map Development - Week 1-4 of August 2021 and Week 1-2 of September 2021 - Green

        •  Obtain Shapefiles from Leelanau County & other sources - Week 1-2 of August 2021 - Green

        •  Map Demographics, Property Classifications, Natural Features, Zoning, Parcel Size, Transportation - Week 3-4 of August 2021 and Week 1-3 of September 2021  - Green

    •  Obtain Information for Existing Conditions Sections - Week 1-4 of September 2021 and Week 1-2 of October 2021 - Yellow

        •  Community services, Transportation, Facilities - Week 1-4 of September 2021- Yellow

        •  Natural Resources - Week 3-4 of September 2021 and Week 1-2 of October 2021 - Yellow

•  Develop and Write Section for Socio-Economic Profile (Data available September 30th) - Week 1-4 of October 2021 and Week 1-4 of November 2021 and Week 1-4 of December 2021 - Green - Planning Commission Meeting with Staff Attendance first week of November 2021.

•  Develop & Deliver GIS Map Development - Week 1-4 of January 2022 and Week 1-4 of February 2022 - Yellow

•  Develop Goals and Objectives for Action Program Section- Week 1-4 of January 2022 and Week 1-4 of February 2022 and Week 1-2 of March 2022 - Green - Planning Commission Meeting with Staff Attendance first week of January 2022

    •  Staff preparation of identified needs - Week 3-4 of February 2022 - Green

    •  Planning commission work session - Week 1 of March 2022 - Green

    •  Established Goals and Objectives - Week 2-4 of March 2022 - Green

    •  Establish Timeframes and Responsible parties - Week 1-3 of April 2022 - Green

•  Develop Future Land Use Districts & Purpose Statements - Week 1-4 of April 2022 and Week 1-4 of May 2022  - Yellow - Planning Commission Meeting with Staff Attendance first week of April

    •  Planning Commission work session - Week 1 of April 2022 - Yellow

    •  Staff Develop Purpose Statements - Week 2-3 of April 2022 - Yellow

    •  Determine Future Land Ise District Boundaries & Map ( From Planning Commission Work session) - Week 1-4 of May 2022 - Yellow

•  Zoning Discussion/Section Development - Week 1-4 of June 2022 - Green - Planning Commission Meeting with Staff Attendance first week of June

    •  Review Existing Zoning Districts, Purpose, Boundaries - Week 1-2 of June 2022 - Green

    •  Zone Plan - Week 3-4 of June 2022 - Green

•  Master Plan (Full Review; Planning Commission) - Week 1-4 of July 2022 - Yellow - Planning Commission Meeting with Staff Attendance first week of July; Planning Commission Review of Draft Information Second week of July 2022

•  Master Plan (Full Review; Township Board) - Week 1-4 of July 2022 - Green

•  Release Plan for Review by the Public - Week 1-4 of August 2022 - Yellow

•  Advertise Public Hearing for Adoption of the Master Plan - Week 2 of August 2022 - Green - Required Public Notice

•  Planning Commission Meeting with Public Hearing - Week 1 of September 2022 - Yellow - Public Hearing

•  Plan Adoption by Resolution of Planning Commission - Week 1-2 of September 2022 - Green - Planning Commission Meeting with Staff Attendance first week of September

Master Plan Contact:

Mathew Cooke, Community Planner
600 E. Front St., Suite 104
Traverse City, MI 49686
mathew.cooke@networksnorthwest.org
PH: 231-929-5056

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