Taylor residents, businesses invited to Master Plan 'open houses'

The public is invited to provide input into the development of a new master plan for the City of Taylor.

Three public open houses have been scheduled to review and discuss progress made in “City of Taylor Master Plan…Blueprint for the Future”:

●Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Masco Art in the Park Festival at Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road (Booths 80 and 81).

●Monday, June 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the William Ford Senior Activity Center, 6750 Troy.

All “stakeholders” – residents and businesses – are welcome to attend and comment on the master plan to date, which will serve as a guide for Taylor’s growth and development.

The public open houses are the latest step in the drafting of the master plan. During three public workshops in January and February, facilitators from a highly experienced consulting firm, LSL, discussed the value of a master plan and how it is used. Participants were asked to identify their perceived local strengths, concerns and opportunities.

The meetings attracted more than 200 participants.

Taylor’s master plan was last revised in 1989. Frederick Zorn Jr., executive director of the City of Taylor Office of Economic and Development Services, said city officials use a master plan as a guide in making land use, development, zoning and capital improvement decisions.

“Public participation is critical to this process,” Zorn said. “Taylor is committed to reaching out to the entire community: residential and businesses.”

For more information, call the City of Taylor at (734) 374-1376 or send e-mail to metue@ci.taylor.mi.us.