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Almira Township Master Plan Update



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:

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:

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. 

Master Plan Contact:

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

Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.
- Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission