News Flash

News Carousel

Posted on: September 6, 2023

Draft of Midland City Modern Master Plan Now Available for Review

Midland City Modern mural with bright flowers, rays, and origami

September 6, 2023 – The future of Midland is here – and it’s bright, bold, and ready for you to review!  The draft of the Midland City Modern Master Plan is now available for public reading at  

Designed to read more like a magazine than a traditional government planning document, Midland City Modern includes an overview of Midland’s distant past and recent history during the plan’s creation; deep dives into the community’s local economy, natural environment, and current and future land use and transportation plans; assesses current demographics and future trends and challenges for Midland and the Great Lakes Bay Region; and establishes goals for implementation regarding infrastructure and utilities, the local economy, health and well-being, and energy and environment.  

“Midland City Modern is the culmination of thousands of pieces of public input from Midlanders of all ages, abilities, and walks of life, and so it provides an authentic perspective on who we are now and where we want to go in the future,” said Director of Planning and Community Development Jacob Kain. “This plan was created not just to be read, but enjoyed and shared. It has big photos, fun elements, and easy-to-understand language. It belongs to each and every person who calls Midland home and we believe it’s representative of that.” 

The City’s Master Plan serves as the City’s official policy guide and strategy for community improvements and development over the next 30 years. Master plans help maintain a consistent vision in cities while directing redevelopment and change, increasing livability and neighborhoods, and transforming it into a more sustainable, innovative, accessible, attractive, and economically vibrant community. The City’s last comprehensive master planning process took place in 2005 – 2006.    

The Midland City Modern Master Plan will be formally presented to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, September 12 and is anticipated to be adopted in early 2024. 

To view the draft plan, review detailed public input used to create the plan, and learn more about the process of developing Midland City Modern, visit  Residents without internet access who would like to peruse a physical copy should visit the Planning Department inside City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth Street in Midland, or the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Reference Desk, 1710 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Carousel

A metal rake with green leaves and branches

Yard Waste Stickers Go on Sale March 4

Posted on: February 23, 2024
Exterior of the City Forest Chalet with a wreath

City Forest Winter Operations Now Closed

Posted on: February 23, 2024
Shane Bjorge

Shane Bjorge Named City Engineer

Posted on: February 16, 2024
A shovel in brown dirt surrounded by small green plants

Apply for a Circle Community Garden Plot

Posted on: February 2, 2024
A red fire hydrant with snow around it

Adopt a Hydrant This Winter

Posted on: January 11, 2024
Calculator with bills

Winter 2023 Tax Bills Mailing in December

Posted on: November 17, 2023
Toy cars in a parking lot

Reminders of City Parking Rules

Posted on: November 9, 2023
A row of black mailboxes on a green lawn with red flags

DPS Reminds You to Shake Your Mailbox

Posted on: October 13, 2023
Gerstacker Spray Park

Spray Parks Close for the Season

Posted on: September 28, 2023
A cemetery grave site with flowers

Remove Decorations from Midland Cemetery

Posted on: September 15, 2023
A man's hand holds up a black tv remote against a flat screen tv in a living room

MCTV Launches New On-Demand Video Service

Posted on: February 24, 2023
The exterior of Midland City Hall

Taglauer Named Code Official of the Year

Posted on: October 21, 2022
Fire Marshal John Jurek

City Promotes John Jurek to Fire Marshal

Posted on: September 2, 2022
New City Clerk Lacey Todd

Lacey Todd Promoted to City Clerk

Posted on: April 8, 2022