What is a Master Plan?

Ypsilanti Township 2040

A master plan is a guiding document for a community on land use, development, reinvestment, transportation and housing. Required to be updated every five years by Michigan state law, the master plan directly influences decisions by the Township’s Planning Commission and Township Board on new developments, investments in infrastructure and zoning matters. The Township’s master plan was last comprehensively rehauled in 2009 and updated in 2014.

Ypsilanti Township 2040 will rewrite the Township’s master plan, based on a shared community vision and up to date analysis of demographic and market data. The master plan phase of Ypsilanti Township 2040 will include the development of a shared community vision (September – December 2018) and the drafting and adoption of the plan itself (January – July 2019).