The Planning and Zoning departments has authority to regulate and control the development and use of property in Glen Arbor Township in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Draft Master Plan – 6-30-2015
The purpose of the Master Plan is to provide a vision for the physical development of the Township over the next thirty or more years. A Master Plan is the official policy guide for development in the Township, and as such it is important for the plan to be rooted in the opinions and perspectives of the people who live, work, and play in the Township. For this Master Plan, public input was received during a number of meetings and events held in the summer of 2014, along with input from local elected and appointed officials, created the foundation for the policies of the Plan.
The Master Plan identifies current trends and needs and presents recommendations for meeting those needs. The plan is the blueprint upon which future changes will be based. By using information gathered by traditional research methods coupled with significant input from residents, the Plan sets forth a vision for development in a manner that preserves all that is highly valued by those who live and visit Glen Arbor Township.
Public Participation – Appendix 1
Public involvement is crucial to any planning process as it builds support for the plan and allows residents and stakeholders to voice their thoughts and perspectives relative to the future of their community. The Glen Arbor Township Planning Commission offered several opportunities for public engagement in the development of the plan to ensure broad participation and input. These meetings were designed to gather thoughts on current issues facing the community and to solicit ideas regarding ways in which they could be addressed.