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Benzie County Housing Focus Group & Discussion December 9 in Benzonia

Community leaders, developers, landlords, property owners, and housing stakeholders are invited to learn about and discuss housing December 9 in Benzie County, as part of an update to the Benzie County Master Plan. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the lower level meeting room at the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department, 6051 Frankfort Highway (M-115), Benzonia. Participants will learn about recent housing studies and what they tell us about Benzie County housing needs and trends. Local government representatives, businesses, and other community stakeholders will discuss local housing challenges and solutions. There will also be an opportunity for participants to share their thoughts on how the County and other local units of government can participate in meeting housing needs. There is no cost to attend the event, but please RSVP to Elizabeth Calcutt, Networks Northwest at: or 231-929-5048.

The Benzie County Planning Commission and the Master Plan Update Committee are hosting this event as part of a series of focus groups that are part of the Benzie County Master Plan update process. Topics include local government issues, economic development, housing, and transportation.


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