Master Plan Subarea Review
Distribution of Master Plan Update Draft

At its October 4, 2021 regular meeting, City Council approved the distribution of the Master Plan Update draft to neighboring communities, Oakland and Wayne counties, SEMCOG, utilities, railroads, and to those requesting a copy, for review and comment.  These entities have 42 days, which ends November 15, 2021, to comment on the draft document.  Comments may be emailed to the City Clerk at [email protected].

Master Plan Update - Letter for Distribution for comment
Master Plan Update draft
Master Plan Update - Consideration of Distribution Comments (CWA Memo dated 11/10/21)

On November 16, 2021, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Master Plan Update draft document.  Click here for meeting participation information


Master Plan Guiding Principle Exercise Results


At its April 6, 2021 meeting, Planning Commissioners participated in an exercise to create “guiding principles” for the Master Plan Update. These principles will be used to guide decision-making while drafting the Master Plan Update.  Documents and results from this exercise are posted below.

CWA Memo (3/20/21) - Guiding Principals Exercise 
Group 1 - Guiding Principals Worksheet - Character
Group 1 - Guiding Principals Worksheet - Historical Reference
Group 2 - Guiding Principles Worksheet - Mobility and Open Space
Group 3 - Guiding Principles Worksheet - Design Blends Seamlessly
Group 3 - Guiding Principles Worksheet - Land Uses
CWA Memo (4/7/21) - Guiding Principles Exercise Results



Survey #2 Responses to Master Plan Sub-Areas Update

At the March 1 Planning Commission meeting, City Planner Sally Elmiger presented results of the Master Plan sub-areas survey #2. View the presentation here. 

CWA Memo Survey #2 Results
Final Report - Survey #2
Survey #2 - Verbatim Report Open-Ended Comments



Survey #1 draws strong responses to Master Plan sub-areas update

At the Sept. 1 Planning Commission online meeting, City Planner Sally Elmiger presented results of the Master Plan sub-areas survey #1, which showed that people want new development that preserves the “small town” ambience of downtown Northville while being able to safely manage higher traffic volumes. View the presentation here.

PC Survey #1 Results 
Final Report - Survey #1
Master Plan Survey #1 - Verbatim Report Open-Ended Comments


Master Plan Virtual Open House Sessions
The Planning Commission hosted virtual open house sessions on redevelopment of the Cady St./Racetrack/S. Center St. sub-areas. After a short presentation, participants worked in small groups to design sub-area plans. The sessions were conducted on Zoom on Sept. 22, 23 and 26.

Results of each main session and a summary of all sessions appear below.  



Master Plan Informative Sessions 


The Planning Commission hosted five special sessions to provide up-to-date information by experts on core topics of redevelopment.  The sessions helped provide the community with a common base of facts that underlay redevelopment as the Master Plan process advances.  

Videos

Session #1 Planning and Zoning Basics, and Financial Information (2/24/20)

Session #2 Demographics and Schools (4/29/20)

Session #3 Traffic, Walkability/Mobility, and Parking (6/12/20)

Session #4 Future Land Use (6/18/20)

Click here to send questions related to the video topics.  Questions with response are posted below. 


Submitted Questions and Responses - Master Plan Informative Sessions

City Engineer Response to Questions on Traffic, Walkability/Mobility, Parking (dated 7/15/20)



Master Plan Update Documents (2019 to 2021)


[Documents are posted below when available]

Nov - Dec 2019 Planning Commission Meetings
11/5/2019 meeting
Carlisle/Wortman Background Studies Memo dated 10/31/19
Background Studies Presentation 11/5/19 

11/19/2019 meeting
No memos or presentations

Master Plan advisory subcommittee established at 12/3/19 meeting

12/17/2019 Meeting
1st Update from the Subcommittee on Public Engagement
Process Overview Draft
Jan - Feb - March 2020 Planning Commission Meetings
1/7/2020 meeting was canceled as there were no business items to come before the Planning Commission

1/21/2020 meeting
DRAFT Informational Meeting Agenda
Informational Meeting Presentation Template
Carlisle/Wortman Memo - Master Plan Update/Public Input (1/16/20)

2/4/2020 meeting was canceled as there were no business items to come before the Planning Commission

2/18/2020 meeting
2nd Update from Subcommittee on Public Engagement (2/18/20)
Carlisle/Wortman Memo - Informational Sessions Update (2/13/20)

3/3/2020 meeting:  no update
3/17/2020 meeting: meeting canceled at request of Chair and Vice-Chair
4/7/2020 meeting was canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic


Oct - Nov - Dec 2020 Planning Commission Meetings
10/6/2020
14th Update from Subcommittee on Public Engagement

10/20/2020
15th Update from Subcommittee on Public Engagement
Open House Event Summary
Summary of Game Board Results

11/3/2020
Meeting canceled at direction of Planning Commission Chair

11/17/2020
16th Update from Subcommittee on Public Engagement

12/1/2020
Meeting canceled at direction of Planning Commission Chair

12/15/2020
17th Update from Subcommittee on Public Engagement 
CWA Memo 
Draft Survey #2
Apr - May - June - July 2021 Planning Commission Meetings
April 6, 2021
CWA Memo Master Plan Draft Introduction
Master Plan Update - Draft Introduction

CWA Memo (3/20/21) - Guiding Principals Exercise 
Group 1 - Guiding Principals Worksheet - Character
Group 1 - Guiding Principals Worksheet - Historical Reference
Group 2 - Guiding Principles Worksheet - Mobility and Open Space
Group 3 - Guiding Principles Worksheet - Design Blends Seamlessly
Group 3 - Guiding Principles Worksheet - Land Uses
CWA Memo (4/7/21) - Guiding Principles Exercise Results

April 19, 2021
CWA Memo Master Plan Draft Introduction (carryover from 4/6 mtg)
Master Plan Update - Draft Introduction (carryover from 4/6 mtg)
CWA Memo Master Plan Update (4/14/21) - Draft Informational Session Summaries and Sub-Area Plans (Partial)

May 4, 2021
Exercise postponed to May 18 meeting

May 18, 2021
Cady Town/Cady Street Sub-Area Plan
Cady Town/Cady Street Sub-Area Presentation

June 1, 2021
Master Plan Update - Cady Town/Cady Street Sub-Area Plan Concepts
Cady Town/Cady Street Sub-Area Plan
Secondary Streets Design Standards
Joint Master Plan Committee Report 2014
Historic District Design Standards - Commercial Standards
Non-Motorized Plan (89mb)

June 15, 2021
Master Plan Update - Cady Town/Cady Street Sub-Area Concepts
(due to time spent on other agenda items, the PC moved discussion to its 7/6 agenda)

July 6, 2021
Master Plan Update - Cady Town/Cady Street Sub-Area Concepts (6/28/210
Cady Town/Cady Street Sub-Area concepts Draft 7/6/21
All Commissioner Comments 6/28/21

July 20, 2021
Cady Street Sub-Area Plan Concepts

July 29, 2021 (PC Workshop Meeting)
CWA Memo Master Plan - Racetrack and S. Center St. Sub Areas
Racetrack Sub Area Plan Worksheet - Consolidated
Racetrack Sub Area - Completed PC Worksheets
S. Center St. Sub-Area Plan Worksheet - Consolidated
S. Center St. Sub-Area - Completed PC Worksheets




2018 Master Plan and Other Studies

  • City of Northville Master Plan 2018
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  • 2014 Joint Master Plan Committee Report
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  • Residential Infill Survey Results
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