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Village of Central Lake Master Plan/Rec Plan Update

WELCOME TO THE Village of Central Lake MASTER PLAN/Recreation Plan RESOURCE WEBPAGE!

Available for Public Review and Comment:

Click Here to review the DRAFT 2023-2028 Master Plan/Rec Plan for the Village of Central Lake 

This webpage contains all of the most recent information, resources, and documentation for the Village of Central Lake Master Plan/Recreation Plan Development Process.  A community Master Plan is a policy document that guides land-use decisions and zoning ordinance regulation standards.  The Recreation component of the plan will guide the community in its prioritization of parks and recreation projects in the near and long-term.  Additionally, the State of Michigan's Department of Natural Resources requires municipalities to have a 5-year recreation plan on file with the state to be eligible for various funding opportunities. These include funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and Waterways grants.  The completed document will delve into all aspects of the community from transportation and economic development to rural protection and agriculture.

The development of the Village of Central Lake Master Plan is occurring over a twelve to fourteen-month period from the winter of 2022 until the spring of 2023.  The planning process will incorporate public input from surveys, direct contact with residents/visitors, and communication at public input sessions to be scheduled during the process timeframe.  A Notice of Intent to Plan, as required by the Michigan Planning Enabling Act - Act 33 of 2008, was sent out to all required governmental and public utility entities on 2/24/2022. 

The Village of Central Lake Planning Commission is the appointed body that is charged with guiding the Master Plan/Recreation 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:  

Networks Northwest planning staff will be attending Village Planning Commission meetings to work on the plan update on the following dates.  All meetings will be held at the Central Lake Governmental Center, at 1622 M-88, Central Lake, MI at 5 pm unless otherwise noted. Please check back with this website as updates are made regularly.

Please click on the following links for documents related to the 2013 Master Plan update:

2013 Master Plan/Rec Plan Update

2012 Future Land Use Map

2006 Zoning Map

Project Contact:

Stephanie Marchbanks, Community Planner
2240 Mitchell Park Drive, Ste. B
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone:  231-590-0930
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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