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HAZEL PARK'S NEW MASTER PLAN


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Over the course of a year, the City's Planning Commission held numerous study sessions to discuss the creation and implementation of a new Master Plan that will guide the City's vision and appearance.  In February of 2014, the City Council approved a motion for the creation of an Advisory Committee, consisting of residents and business stakeholders, who will assist the Planning Department, City Council and Planning Commission in the development and creation of the City’s Master Plan.  The Advisory Committee met on March 1, 2014 and provided insightful ideas and feedback regarding the Master Plan.  The Committee is scheduled to meet again in April.  Thereafter, in May and June, the Planning Department will hold public forums, requesting input, opinions and feedback from the residents of Hazel Park on the new Master Plan.  

The City of Hazel Park is working on the creation of a new and improved Master Plan.  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.                   

COLLABORATION WITH WAYNE STATE DEPARTMENT OF URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING (DUSP)

Beginning May 5th, 2014, Wayne State's DUSP program will begin working on their Capstone Project, which, among other things, will focus 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 will prepare data, maps and present recommendations to the City in a presentation and written report at the beginning of August.  The work of these students will greatly assist in the completion of Hazel Park's Master Plan.  We are excited to continue a longstanding relationship with Wayne State's DUSP program and look forward to their involvement in our Master Plan process.