Partnerships for Change Projects
Fremont - City of Fremont, Dayton Township, Sheridan Charter Township
Formed a Joint Planning Commission
West Branch - City of West Branch, Ogemaw Township, West Branch Township
Developed a Business Loop Corridor Plan
Otsego - City of Gaylord, Bagley Township, Livingston Township, Otsego County
Created an Inter-municipality Committee for Cooperative Land Use Planning and a County-wide Fact Book to assist in the revision of the County Comprehensive Plan
Newaygo - City of Newaygo, Brooks Township, Everett Township, Garfield Township
Adopted a Recreation and Natural Resources Conservation Plan
Eight Mile - Eight Mile Boulevard Association, City of Detroit, City of Eastpointe, City of Farmington, City of Farmington Hills, City of Ferndale, City of Harper Woods, City of Hazel Park, City of Livonia, City of Oak Park, City of Southfield, City of Warren, Royal Oak Charter Township, Redford Charter Township, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County
Developed the Eight Mile Corridor Keeper Program
Marquette - Lake Superior Community Partnership, City of Marquette, City of Ishpeming, City of Negaunee, Negaunee Township, Champion Township, Humboldt Township, Ely Township, Republic Township, Marquette Township
Created a report defining possible management and funding opportunities for an Iron Ore Heritage Area
Bear Lake - Village of Bear Lake, Pleasanton Township, Bear Lake Township
Formed a Joint Planning Commission and developed a community-wide Comprehensive Plan
Harbor Springs - HARBOR Inc., City of Harbor Springs, Friendship Township, Little Traverse Township, Pleasantview Township and Readmond Township
Developed a community-wide recreation plan
Howell - City of Howell, Genoa Township, Oceola Township, Marion Township
Utilized technical and planning services to form a Recreation Authority
Eaton Rapids - City of Eaton Rapids, Eaton Rapids Township, Hamlin Township
Revised an Area-Wide Comprehensive Plan
Kalamazoo - City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Charter Township, Kalamazoo County
Developed an I-94 Business Loop Plan
Mayville - Village of Mayville, Fremont Township
Developed and adopted an area-wide Comprehensive Plan
Manchester - Village of Manchester, Manchester Township, Bridgewater Township, Freedom Township, Sharon Township, Manchester Community Schools, Washtenaw County
Four of the municipalities developed a joint planning commission to update and administer a regional plan
Charlevoix - City of Charlevoix, Eveline Township, Marion Township, Hayes Township, Norwood Township, Charlevoix Township, Charlevoix County
Agreed to adopt universal zoning amendments that provide community-wide standards for vegetative buffers along lakes and streams. Agreed to create a Cooperative Planning Committee, charged with conducting studies and making recommendations on land-use planning topics and concerns
Watervliet/Hartford - City of Hartford, Hartford Township, the City of Watervliet and Watervliet Township worked together to determine the best potential combination of planning and zoning authority to oversee the future development of a shared potential commercial corridor. (PfC First Steps project)
Grand Traverse Commons - City of Traverse City and the Charter township of Garfield are working together on the development of a new joint master plan and zoning ordinance for the Grand Traverse Commons.
Kinglsey/Paradise - The Village of Kingsley and Paradise Township (in cooperation with the Kingsley Area Public Schools) worked together to develop the Kingsley-Paradise Community Pathway Plan.
Fife Lake - The Village of Fife Lake and Fife Lake Township are working together to develop a new joint recreation plan.
North Central State Trail - Several municipalities (along the North Central State Trail) in cooperation with several local economic development / tourism / trail advocate groups are working together to educate the trailside communities on profitable development options to enhance their economic vitality.
Hillsdale - The Village of Hillsdale, Village of Jonesville, Hillsdale Township and Fayette Township (all part of the Hillsdale Regional Planning Group) are working together to establish a formalized regional group that has the authority to undertake planning, construction and maintenance of a regional non-motorized trail system throughout the community.
Tri-County (Lansing) - The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, on behalf of the Urban & Rural Districts / Urban Service Boundaries Committee (a group made up of representatives from 19 municipalities / organizations throughout greater Lansing) is working to develop a comprehensive study for the potential of an urban service boundary in the greater Tri-County area.
East/South Manistee - The Village of Kaleva, Dickson Township, Maple Grove Township, Norman Township, Stronach Township and the Charter Township of Filer are working to develop a new regional strategic economic develop plan for the community -- a plan that addresses strategies for Michigan's "new economy."
Suttons Bay - Suttons Bay Township and the Village of Suttons Bay formed a Joint Planning Commission and are in the process of completing a Joint Master Plan.
Gratiot - The townships, villages, and cities of Gratiot County are developing a single Master Plan that will be individually adopted by each of the participating jurisdictions.
Dexter/Chelsea - The townships of Dexter, Lima, Lyndon, Sylvan, Webster, and Scio, the City of Chelsea, and the Village of Dexter are developing an Access Plan that will plan for multi-modal forms of transportation in the community.
Saline - The City of Saline and the Townships of Lodi, Pittsfield, and York are developing a growth management area that addresses the expansion of utilities and dense urban development.
Farmington - The Cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills are developing a joint Corridor Improvement Authority & TIF Plan for a portion of Grand River Avenue.
Heart-of-the-Lakes - The Village of Brooklyn, Columbia Township, Napoleon Township and Norvell Township are coordinating the development of a non-motorized trail.
Boyne - The City of Boyne City, Boyne Valley Township and Wilson Township are developing a shared vision for the M-75 Corridor.
Three Rivers - The City of Three Rivers and Fabius Township are cooperating on the development of plan for a new multi-jurisdictional pathway.
Niles - The City of Niles and Niles Township are working together to develop a joint plan for the 11th Street Corridor.
Reed City - The City of Reed City, Village of Hersey and the Townships of Hersey, Lincoln, and Richmond Township are working to establish a new Recreation Authority and develop a new community-wide recreation plan.
Allegan - The City of Allegan and Allegan Township are working together to develop a preferred vision and plan for the M-89 Corridor.
Wexford County - Wexford County and the 21 local units of government worked together to develop a study and plan to better provide for community-wide recreation throughout the county.
Brooklyn - Village of Brooklyn, Napolean Township, Columbia Township and Norvell Township worked together to develop long-range plans for a community-wide non-motorized trail system.
Van Buren - Van Buren County and the 22 local units of government worked together to establish a community-wide vision statement, goals and objectives. The policy statements are designed to lead a future master plan revision process for the county as well as guide local land use policy.
Elk Rapids - The Village of Elk Rapids and Elk Rapids Township are working together to establish the basis for future collaborative planning efforts.
Leslie - The Village of Leslie and Leslie Township and and are working together to establish the basis for future collaborative planning efforts.
St. Clair - The City of St Clair, Marine City and the Townships of China, East China, Cottreville and St. Clair participated in a Collaborative Summit. The Summit was designed to help local officials create community-based solutions to pressing local issues.