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Re-Imagine M-66

Re-Imagine the M-66 COrridor

Lake City, in coordination with Networks Northwest, has received a grant from the Office of Rural Prosperity to "re-imagine the M-66 corridor." This planning process will engage key stakeholders, members of the public and area youth to understand what is working well and what could be improved along the corridor. This will involve a robust public input process, that we encourage as many community members to participate in as possible. Opportunities to provide input will be features on this page as the process proceeds.

The final deliverables for this project will be a Redevelopment Master Plan Chapter and a complete Economic Development Strategy for the community.

Check back to this page throughout 2024-2025 to keep up to date on project progress and opportunities to give feedback.

Project Area

Input Opportunities


Take the survey today! Click here to tell us your thoughts about the M-66 corridor around Lake City.

Focus Groups

Networks Northwest will facilitate 2 focus group sessions with key stakeholders in the community. This will help inform the questions we ask at the Design Sessions. If you would like to participate in a focus group, please email Zach Vega at

First Focus Group - Monday, March 25th 9am-11am at the Lake City Hall

Design Sessions

Faculty and students from Michigan State University's School of Planning, Design & Construction will coordinate with planners at Networks Northwest to complete a 3-meeting design process. This is a critical part of the planning process and we encourage as much participation from the community as possible.

Meeting One

Wednesday May 22nd at 6pm
Lake City Hall
115 W John St, Lake City, MI 49651

Meeting Two

Date and Time TBD

Meeting Three

Date and Time TBD

Student Input Session

Youth input is critical to making sure design concepts are suitable for all age groups. Networks Northwest will meet with High School students to get their perspectives on the corridor.


Contact Zach Vega, AICP
Community Planner, Networks Northwest

The professionals at Networks Northwest help our City Council, Planning Commission, and staff make thoughtful decisions to ensure our community is sustainable and resilient for many years to come.
- Mark Heydlauff, Charlevoix City Manager