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MASTER PLAN UPDATE        

The City of Grosse Pointe began the process of updating the Master Plan in April 2012.  A Master Plan, required of all Michigan cities, provides a guide for appropriate land uses, design concepts, and sets goals and opportunities for the City.  This is the first update to the City's Master Plan since 2004 and the update is expected to take six months. 

As the update process takes place, postings will be made to this Economic Development page, so please check back often to view the latest information.

A Community Workshop was held April 23, 2012 to obtain initial community input into drafting an updated Master Plan.  A visual preference survey was performed at the workshop and the results can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Master Plan Community Workshop Invitation                     Master Plan Workshop Survey Results

Master Plan Public Input Questionnaire                             

June 18, 2012 - - The City Council will discuss priorities for the Master Plan.  The discussion will be lead by the City Planner to provide direction to City staff prior to drafting of the Update.  To view the Council agenda,click here.

July 16, 2012 - - The City Council will review a draft of the Future Land Use Map.  To view the Council agenda, click here.

August 20, 2012 - - The City Council reviewed and discussed the draft Master Plan update. City Planner Presentation to Council of Draft Master Plan - August 20, 2012

August 23, 2012 - - Publication of draft Master Plan update 2012.  To view draft Master Plan, click here.

The City of Grosse Pointe is accepting written comments on the Master Plan during a state mandated formal comment period for 63 days starting August 23 and ending October 24, 2012.  Comments can be sent by email to: city@grossepointecity.org or mailed to Grosse Pointe City Hall, 17147 Maumee Ave., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230. 
 
October 29, 2012 - Public Hearing for Master Plan, Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee Ave., Grosse Pointe, Michigan at 7:00 pm.  Click here to view notice.
 
To view written comments submitted at the Master Plan public hearing, click here
To view written comment submitted by Beaumont Hospital at the Master Plan public hearing, click here
 
November 12, 2012 - Adoption of Master Plan at City Council meeting
 
Final document approved on November 12, 2012 -Master Plan 2012
 
City Planner's Master Plan Analysis
Letter from Mayor to Village Property Owners
 
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DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Next DDA Meeting - Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm - AGENDA

To contact the Village DDA - Call 313-886-7474 or email villagedda@grossepointecity.org


DDA Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan Amendment

To help promote future development in the Village shopping district and to provide a mechanism to fund public improvements that will support the vitality of the City’s central business district, the City Council created and established the Grosse Pointe Downtown Development Authority in July 2008.

The Downtown Development Authority Board Members are Andrew Martin, Chair, Daniel Aitken, James Bellanca, Amy Hartmann Taylor, Vice-Chair, Michael Kramer, Dan Lemanske, Jessica Pellegrino, Daniel Katz and Council Representatives Mayor Dale Scrace and Council Member Christopher Walsh.

The DDA Board met and created a Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan which outlines the goals and projects which would be eligible for DDA expenditures in the DDA district.  The DDA approved its plan on November 3, 2008 and submitted it to the City Council.  The City Council approved the DDA Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan and Ordinance on December 15, 2008.  The DDA Board recently approved an amendment to the DDA Plan on December 3, 2012 which the City Council, after public hearing, approved the amendment on January 28, 2013.

(For copy of DDA plan and amendments, please click on the Resources Tab)