Bingham Township Master Plan
Welcome to the Bingham Township Master Plan Resource Webpage!
This webpage contains all of the most recent information, resources, and documentation for the Bingham 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 Bingham Township Master Plan is occurring over a twelve to fourteen-month period from the summer of 2021 until the early 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 Bingham 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: https://www.leelanau.gov/binghamtwpplan.asp
Please check back with this website as updates are made regularly.
Documents and Maps:
The following data and maps will be utilized in the development of the Bingham Township Master Plan. Please click below to view the information.
Draft Master Plan Content
Master Plan Documents
- Bingham Socio-Economic Profile
- Bingham Township Community Profile (ESRI)
- Bingham Township Spatial Data Sheet
- Bingham Township Shade 3 Meter LIDAR Map
- Bingham Township Land Cover Map (2016 USDA)
- Bingham Township Land Use by Parcel Code Map
- Bingham Township 30% Slope Map
- Appendix D and E
- Leelanau County Community Profile (ESRI)
- Northwest Michigan 10-County Community Profile (ESRI)
- State of Michigan Community Profile (ESRI)
Master Plan Process Timeline:
Please see the Master Plan Process timeline included here for indications of the current status of the process.
Bingham Township Public Input Sessions:
Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 5:00p to 7:00p at Bingham Township Hall
Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 10:00a to 1:00p at Bingham Township Hall
Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 6:30p to 8:30p at Bingham Township Hall ( This session is specifically to discuss the Future Land Use Agricultural District)
The Bingham Township Planning Commission with assistance from Networks Northwest will be hosting two (2) public input sessions to help gain input on the development of the new Master Plan. These sessions will assist with the development of a Future Land Use Map and goals and objectives to assist the Township in land use and zoning ordinance decision-making. The sessions will be on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The sessions will take place at the Bingham Township Hall located at 7171 S. Center Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684.
A third session was added with the intent to discuss the Future Land Use - Agricultural District. The session will take place on January 19, 2023 starting at 6:30p at the Bingham Township Hall located at 7171 S. Center Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Master Plan Contact:
Rob Carson, A.I.C.P., Director of Community Development
600 E. Front St., Suite 104
Traverse City, MI 49686
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