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 all about. What is a Master Plan and why should I get involved?
On January 15th, 2014, the Cheboygan County Planning Commission adopted a new Cheboygan County Master Plan.
- MASTER PLAN (Adopted 1/15/2014)
- Future Land Use Map
- Master Plan - Executive Summary
(this includes the Future Land Use Map, Land Use Goals,and Future Land Use category descriptions)
The making of a Future Land Use Map
The Future Land Use Map is a very important part of the Master Plan. When the Planning Commission was creating the map, they heard from many people regarding the status of their property, their community, and their township. The discussion was a follow up on those comments received at meetings held between October and December of 2012 at many of the township halls. The public was invited to comment on the draft Map at these meetings.
More than 43 Planning Commission meetings have been held, of which 16 public meetings were 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.
The Planning Commission received valuable input during these joint meetings with township and municipal leaders, residents, and business owners from around Cheboygan County.
Even though the Master Plan has been adopted, there will be frequent reviews to ensure the document is accurate and current. 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 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 was 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.