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* St. Joseph County 2007 Master Plan Update PDF (PDF - 3.66 MB)
* Future Land Use Map 8½ x 11 PDF (PDF - 287 KB)
* Future Land Use Map 11x17 PDF (PDF - 1.45 MB)
* Socio-Economic Analysis PDF (PDF - 107 KB)
* Master Plan Issues Report PDF (PDF - 96 KB)
* U.S. 131 Alignment Workshop PDF (PDF - 1.62 MB)
* Countywide Master Land Use Plan Workshop Resource Book PDF (PDF - 8.64 MB)
* Farmland Preservation Workshop Report PDF (PDF - 4.27 MB)
* St. Joseph County Agriculture: Past, Present and Future PDF (PDF - 2.64 MB)

 

2007 Master Plan

The County Planning Commission adopted the St. Joseph County Master Plan 2007 Update on November 28, 2007. The document is an update to the 1997 County Master Plan and contains the first countywide Future Land Use Map, depicting the pattern of future land uses desired by local governments and the County Planning Commission. The County Planning Commission developed the Master Plan Update with input from representatives of every local government within the County. Further, public input was gathered during a number of public meetings held throughout the County during the spring of 2007.

The Master Plan Update is used by the County Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners as the guide for future land use and infrastructure investment decision making. It also establishes a commitment to the creation of new jobs and other economic development opportunities including agricultural production through farmland preservation.

The St. Joseph County Master Plan 2007 Update PDF (PDF - 3.66 MB) is available for download as an 8½ x 11 PDF (portable document format). You can also download a seamless version of the Countywide Future Land Use Map in two different sizes: FLUM 8½x11 PDF (PDF - 287 KB) or FLUM 11x17 PDF (PDF - 1.45 MB).

Five background reports accompany the Master Plan Update and are incorporated by reference. They include the Socio-Economic Analysis PDF (PDF - 107 KB), Master Plan Issues Report PDF (PDF - 96 KB) , US-131 Alignment Workshop Report PDF (PDF - 1.62 MB), Countywide Master Land Use Plan Workshop Resource Book PDF (PDF - 8.64 MB), and the Farmland Preservation Workshop Report PDF (PDF - 4.27 MB) (including St. Joseph County Agriculture: Past, Present and Future PDF (PDF - 2.64 MB)). Also, you are encouraged to review the 2007 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Hardcopies of the Master Plan Update and the accompanying reports are available at the MSU Extension office, 612 E. Main St., Centreville, MI 49032, 269-467-5522.

Questions or comments about the Master Plan Update should be directed to:

St. Joseph County Planning Commission
P.O. Box 277
Centreville, MI 49032

Email: Pat Kulikowski, Planning Commission Secretary

 

Local Government Master Plans & Zoning Ordinances

The St. Joseph County Planning Commission reviews municipal master plans and township zoning amendments, as required by the Michigan Planning Enabling Act (PA 33 of 2008) and Michigan Zoning Enabling Act (PA 110 of 2006, as amended).

 

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