M-22 Benzie-Manistee Pure Michigan Byway Corridor Management Plan
Corridor Management Plan
Click here for a copy of the Corridor Management Plan (or go to www.networksnorthwest.org/userfiles/filemanager/6212/). A limited number of print copies are also available for review at: the Frankfort Public Library, Onekama Township Hall, Arcadia's Pleasant Valley Community Center. Please provide input at the link below and/or by attending an open house on September 20.
Please use the following form to provide input on the proposed plan: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M22CMPPublicInput.
The public comment period ends on October 13, 2017.
Wednesday, September 20th
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Onekama Township Hall
The M-22 Benzie-Manistee Pure Michigan Byway committee will host a public open house from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20th at Onekama Township Hall to gather public input regarding a Corridor Management Plan for M-22 in Benzie and Manistee Counties. The event is free and open to the public. Participants may come at any time and stay for any length of time during the open house. There will be no formal presentations. M-22 Byway committee members will be available to share information and answer questions about the plan. Maps will be displayed for review, and comment cards will be handed out for people to share their thoughts about the future management of the Byway.
About the Plan
The overarching mission for the M-22 Benzie Manistee Corridor Management Plan is to promote and communicate about access to the M-22 corridor in Benzie and Manistee Counties and its assets. To provide an understanding of the designated route and goals for the corridor, the plan includes the following components:
• Maps identifying the corridor boundaries
• Information about population and land use along the corridor, including traffic counts
• An inventory of corridor qualities including natural, historical, cultural, and recreational assets
• Goals and objectives for the corridor
• A list of projects and action steps
• A financial plan
The M-22 Benzie-Manistee Pure Michigan Byway Nominating Team and Committee is comprised of representatives from local governing bodies and civic and non-profit groups, and works in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and with assistance from other agencies and organizations. Networks Northwest supported the process of the plan’s development and contracted with Parallel Solutions LLC to assist with writing the plan.
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