CHEBOYGAN COUNTY MASTER PLAN
Welcome to the website for the Cheboygan County Master Plan! Here you will find information about what a Master Plan is and the process involved in writing an updated Master Plan. What is a Master Plan and why should I get involved?
NEWS - updated March 18th, 2013
More input gathered on Future Land Use Map
The Cheboygan County Planning Commission is reviewing comments on the Future Land Use Map. The discussion is intended to follow up on those comments received at the recent meetings held between October and December of last year at the township halls. The public is invited to comment on the draft Map at these meetings.
More than 16 public meetings have been held at various locations to gather input on the draft of the Future Land Use Map, one of the most important parts of the Master Plan.
Please download the most recent draft of the Future Land Use map. Any other comments you have are welcome.
Public Input meetings held in October and November
During the months of October and November there were meetings with the public to gather input on the draft Future Land Use map and the Goals and Objectives for the County. The meetings provided very important information on both documents. Some revisions have been made based on this information and are provided here for public review. Please note that these are being discussed at most of the regular meetings of the County Planning Commission and may get periodic updates. So please check back to get the latest versions of each.
- Draft Future Land Use Map (last updated March 11, 2013)
- Draft Future Land Use Category Descriptions (last updated January 10, 2013)
- Draft Goals and Objectives (last updated March, 2013)
The Planning Commission received valuable input during these joint meetings with township and municipal leaders, residents, and business owners from around Cheboygan County.
Please feel free to provide your thoughts along with your name and contact information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 231-627-8485 or by mail to Cheboygan County Planning Commission, PO Box 70, 870 S. Main St., Cheboygan, MI, 49721.
Also, at any time, input can be provided to the Planning and Zoning office including via email at email@example.com.
Other Master Plan Meetings
The Planning Commission has held public visioning sessions in the City of Cheboygan at the Middle School and in Indian River at the Inland Lakes Middle School as well as meetings on special topics such as Natural Resources, Farming, and with Youth of Cheboygan County. The public was asked for input on how you think your community should look in the next 20 years. This input is so valuable because the Master Plan is a blueprint for the future. You have a say in the goals of your community which influences how your community will look in the future.
- The Planning Commission thanks those stakeholders in agriculture and forestry, natural resources, and the youth who shared their thoughts with the Planning Commission on the future of Cheboygan County. They provided valuable information to help create appropriate land use goals for Cheboygan County.
- Summary of meeting on Farming in Cheboygan County.
- Summary of the meeting on Natural Resources.
- Summary of meeting with youth of Cheboygan High School.
We thank those 100+ people who attended these sessions for the effort and time they put into the Visioning sessions held at the end of August in Indian River and Cheboygan. There were many great ideas shared and thoughts about what they would like to see in their community in the next 20 years. Click here to read an exact copy of what was documented by the attendees. The ideas shared will become prioritized goals for the county as the planning process progresses. Here is a summary of potential land use applications of the ideas shared.
CHEBOYGAN COUNTY DATA
In order to provide the most informed ideas on how to improve your community it always helps to know more about it. Here is some information you may find useful. Some of it will be intuitive and some may surprise you.
As part of the Master Planning process a Data Book is being provided. The following chapters of that Data Book are available for download: