In The Spotlight

Largely an agricultural community, Taylor Township grew steadily over the years, particularly after the opening of the Ford Rouge Plant. Finally, in May of 1968, Taylor Township residents voted to adopt the charter which incorporated the City of Taylor.

The most recent years of Taylor's history have been characterized by development and improvement. No longer agricultural, the community boasts comfortable neighborhoods, great schools, a variety of shopping opportunities and several industrial parks. In fact, Taylor is experiencing a residential and commercial building boom, of sorts. Taylor residents can live, work and shop, all within a convenient 24 square miles.

Recent improvements in Taylor include the construction of a new Department of Public Works complex, the renovation of the Municipal Offices and the completion of a flood control/golf course project known as Lakes of Taylor Golf Club.

[img_assist|nid=50|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=93] In 1996, President Bill Clinton visited the City to dedicate the Public Works building and the renovated City Hall -- a historic day for Taylor. In 1998, Andrew Cuomo, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, became the latest dignitary to visit the community. He praised the City's plan to redevelop the Southwest section of the community, calling the Villages of Taylor "a model for the nation."