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Planning & Community Development

 

Planning a waterfront district

NEMCOG offers a variety of planning and community development services to Northeast Michigan. All counties, townships, villages and cities in our region are eligible to become a member of NEMCOG and receive professional planning services at a membership rate. NEMCOG has worked with many communities in the region to draft new or update existing plans including:

  • Master/Comprehensive Plans
  • Zoning Ordinances
  • Recreation Plans
  • Strategic Plans
  • Hazard Mitigation plans
  • Natural Resource Plans
  • Wellhead Protection PlansWater Resource PlansTransportation PlansSolid Waste & Recycling Plans

In addition to assisting communities with plan and ordinance development, NEMCOG staff can provide planning support to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, or Governing Body on an hourly, as-needed basis. Communities can opt to enter into a continuing planning services contract with NEMCOG for professional expertise in planning related issues. This will allow NEMCOG staff to act as a community's own professional planning staff upon request of the community on an as-needed basis.

Community Development

NEMCOG receives grant funding from the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assist economically distressed communities in the region.  Funds from EDA are utilized to provide technical assistance in grant writing for community infrastructure projects, census and employment data, local and regional initiatives that will enhance economic and community development and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

Planning News

The Sanborn Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on March 20, 2017 at 7:00 P. M. to recommend adoption of Ordinance 1 of 2017 to the Township Board. This more...
The draft Sanborn Township 5-Year Recreation Plan (2017-2021) is available for review. Click the link to download the plan or review a copy at the Sanborn Township Offices at 12011 US more...
Through the Region 3 Regional Prosperity Initiative Collaborative (which covers the 11 counties in NE Lower Michigan), the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) established a competitive mini-grant program available to more...