The City of Battle Creek has now released a draft of their new Master Plan, and is inviting residents to look it over and comment on it. The last time the plan was updated was 1997.

The City says Tuesday that the 93-page plan will lay out a road map for the city’s development for the next 10-20 years, and covers priorities such as the reduction of blight, the further improvement of downtown Battle Creek, and addressing a “lack of community focus.”

The plan itself can be found at battlecreekmi.gov, or by getting a paper copy at City Hall. There are multiple ways to comment on the plan;

  • - Send written comments to Christine Zuzga, planning manager at the City of Battle Creek, 10 N. Division St, Battle Creek, MI 49014
  • -Attend neighborhood planning council meetings in October and November; to find out which meetings you need to attend, go to battlecreekmi.gov/npc.
  • -Open Houses will be held Wednesday, November 1; the first is at City Hall, while the second will be at RESTORE (269) at 117 W. Michigan Ave. these meetings take place from 7:30-9:30am, and 11:30am-1:30pm.
  • -Attend the final community workshop on Wednesday, November 1; this takes place at the Kool Family Community Center from 6:30-8pm.

The City also says that there is one major error in the draft for the Master Plan; if you can find it, you can email publicinput@battlecreekmi.gov and tell them what the error is and where it is, to potentially win a prize.

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