Master Plan Update and News


The City of Hazel Park is preparing an amended Master Plan for 2019.   Numerous study sessions will be conducted over the course of the year.

Master Plan and Parks Plan workshops will begin March 25th, 27th and 28th at the Hazel Park Community Center, 620 W. Woodward Heights.  Please note the days and times for sessions:

Date                                 March 25th, 2019                             March 27th, 2019                      March 28th, 2019

Time and Session           9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.              9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m             9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
                                                                                                         12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.        
                                                                                                          (Business Round Table)           

                                              5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.                                                                        5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
                                              (Business Round Table)                                                                    (Business Round Table)

                                              6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.              6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

In 2016, the Congress for New Urbanism visited the City of Hazel Park and conducted meetings with the public about improvements to the John R Corridor.  It was an extremely successful endeavor.  The final report authored by the CNU experts can be found here.

The Plan's major focuses shall include:

  • Improved and Diverse Corridors;
  • The attraction of new and exciting businesses;
  • A livable community that attract millennials and young families to the City; and
  • Leveraging the assets of the City, including the Promise Zone and the City's amazing community spirit.
In addition, the City of Hazel Park is working to make its Master Plan into an interactive website that is linked to the City's new website that will allow citizens, developers, business owners and others the ability to easily access and understand the Master Plan's vision for the City.                   


In 2014, Wayne State's Urban Planning Program undertook a Capstone Project for Hazel Park.   The study and report focused on corridor plans for John R and Nine Mile.  The Capstone Project is a culmination of the Master's Program in Urban Planning.  The class of 15 prepared data, maps and presented recommendations to the City.  The work of these students will greatly assist in the completion of Hazel Park's Master Plan.   Click here to view the Capstone presentations/plans for that contains the John R , 9 Mile and  the now-closed Raceway

Please find a link to the current Master Plan documents below.  


Also please find a link to the DDA Plan, Map, and Financial Dashboard:

DDA PLAN                         

DDA Financial Dashboard