Residents, business people invited to master plan open house at City Hall

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

A public open house is scheduled from 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday, November 3, at Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road. All “stakeholders” – Taylor residents and business people – are welcome to attend and comment on the master plan to date, which will serve as a guide for Taylor’s growth.

The master plan process began when the city retained a highly experienced consulting firm, LSL, and held three neighborhood meetings that attracted 200 participants in January and February 2007. At the meetings, LSL discussed the value of a master plan and how it is used.

Participants selected several top priorities: parks and recreation; improve quality of development: retail, restaurant and entertainment; and improve neighborhoods.

In June the city and LSL held two more public open houses during the Art in the Park Festival at Heritage Park and at the William Ford Senior Activity Center.

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.

“The master plan will identify and examine a wide range of physical issues including population, housing, land use, transportation, neighborhoods, community facilities and natural resources,” Zorn said.

The plan will identify a series of goals and policies for the city.

“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, visit the city web site at www.cityoftaylor.com or call the City of Taylor at (734) 374-1376.