Master Plan / Comprehensive Plan
The city's Master Plan serves as our official guide for growth and development over the next 10 to 20 years. It is the "road map" detailing a long-term vision and policy agenda for important issues related to growth, development, land use, sustainability and design of public and private spaces.
The plan answers, "What should Battle Creek look like?" and, just as importantly, "How do we get there?"
Our most recent Comprehensive Plan/Master Plan was updated in 1997. You can view the 1997 Comprehensive Plan/Master plan here, in our archives.
Master Plan Update
Planning staff is organizing the update of our Master Plan. The first draft of this plan can be found at the following links. We recognize that there will need to be a few corrections and updates needed to this plan, but we wanted to release it for public review before the upcoming holiday season with the hopes that more people will have an opportunity to review and comment on its contents, and/or call the Planning Division with any questions you may have.
An open house and final Community Conversation will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The open house will be held from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M., and again from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. in the lobby of City Hall, 10 N. Division St., and also at Restore (269) newly renovated space at 117 W. Michigan Avenue. The Community Conversation will be held at the Kool Family Community Center at 200 W. Michigan Avenue in the Lew Boyd Room.
Houseal Lavigne Associates is the City's consultant for this process and is maintaining a project website. Visit that project website, linked from the flyer BELOW above, to participate in surveys, view documents and engage with a map, all part of our update process.
Stay tuned for future public meetings as we continue this process - here, through the media, and through our social media.
Can't attend a meeting?
Email your comments to PublicInput@battlecreekmi.gov
Call (269) 966-3320
Visit or send mail to us at:
City of Battle Creek Planning Division
10 N. Division St., Room 117
Battle Creek, MI 49014