Draft Master Plan & Mobility Action Plan Community Open House

June 28, 2024

City of Traverse City Hosting Open House 
Draft Master Plan & Mobility Action Plan Review

The City of Traverse City invites residents to an open house on July 18th, from noon to 8 p.m. at the Governmental Center, to review and discuss the City's draft Master Plan and Mobility Action Plan. This event provides an opportunity for community members to engage with the future vision of the City, offering their insights and feedback.

In 2022, the City initiated the process to rewrite the Master Plan and formulate a Mobility Action Plan. After several months in 2022 and 2023 of active public engagement, both the Master Plan and Mobility Action Plan have been drafted.

A Master Plan is a long-range policy document used by elected and appointed community leaders to guide land-use decisions, including those related to transportation, development, housing, recreation, natural resources, arts and culture, and the economy.

As part of the Master Plan process, the City has been working to develop a Mobility Action Plan, a strategic document that outlines a set of measures and strategies to guide policies designed to improve transportation and mobility. The plan addresses various transportation challenges, and promotes more sustainable, efficient, and accessible transportation systems. Mobility Action Plans are crucial to addressing issues related to urban congestion, environmental concerns, and the overall quality of life for residents.

The draft Master Plan and draft Mobility Action Plan are informed by data, land-use planning best practices, and community input. Both the draft Master Plan and draft Mobility Action Plan will be reviewed as one document.

“We are pleased to present the draft Master Plan to the community. We encourage residents to participate in this open house, whether to ask questions, share ideas, or simply learn more about the role of a Master Plan in guiding future planning in our community. Your input is essential in developing a successful document that shapes vibrant and sustainable future for the City of Traverse City,” stated Planning Director, Shawn Winter.

The open house format will be informal, so residents may arrive and engage at their convenience. Throughout the event, staff, consultants, planning commissioners, and members of the leadership team will be available to answer questions and facilitate discussions.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024

Time: Noon to 8 p.m.

Location: Governmental Center, Traverse City

Survey and Next Steps

In addition to the in-person open house, a community survey will be conducted from July 15, 2024, to July 28, 2024.

Draft documents will be presented to the City Commission and the public on the following dates:

Draft Master Plan: July 8, 2024

Draft Mobility Action Plan: July 22, 2024

Draft “Magazine” Document: August 12, 2024

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