What is a Master Land Use Plan?
The Michigan Planning Act defines a Master Land Use Plan as a land use and infrastructure plan that sets forth local goals, objectives, and policies for community growth and/or redevelopment over the next 20 – 30 years. The Master Plan is an official document authorized by Michigan law that serves as a basis for zoning and can be viewed as a blueprint for a community’s future. State Law requires that a Master Plan be updated/reviewed at least every 5 years. Some benefits for having a Master Plan include: