Master Plan Update Project

The City of Dexter is updating its Master Plan, in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Enabling Act (Public Act 33 of 2008), as amended.  The Master Plan is a long-range statement of the general goals and policies, which aim to unify development of the City, complement the goals of adjacent communities, and strike a balance of orderly change, in a deliberate and controlled manner.  It is the basis upon which zoning and land use decisions are made.

You can share your thoughts and comments with the Planning Commission on what you think should be preserved, improved and/or changed in Dexter, via the following formats:

Share on-line through MI Community Remarks:

Go to https://www.micommunityremarks.com/dexter/.  Put a comment on a map or just make a comment.  Come back to see what other people have posted and give a thumbs up or thumbs down. This on-line discussion forum will be live from October 7 to February 2017!

Comments and questions about the 2017 Master Plan Update process may be emailed to the Community Development Manager maniol@dextermi.gov.   


Public Input on Master Plan Update

The Planning Commission has scheduled a special meeting to update the public on the progress being made on the MP Update, and to solicit input from the public. The meeting is scheduled for October 29, 2018 and will be held at the Dexter District Library, from 7-8:30 pm.   The City's Planning Consultant, Carlisle Wortman (CWA), will present an overview of the MP Update (so far), including the following:

  • What is a Master Plan and why it needs to be update,
  • The process for updating the Master Plan, the main topic of the special meeting (i.e. Future Land Use) and the next steps;
  • Background studies and activities to now;
  • Updates to existing land use map, adjacent communities future land use map, the City’s future land use map;
  • Overall goal of the Master Plan;
  • Identification of downtown expansion/preservation, additional housing options, and re-use of non-residential buildings/lots in residential neighborhoods.

Four stations will be set up highlighting key elements of the Master Plan Update, which need public input, including future landuse, downtown expansion/preservation, additional housing options, and re-use of non-residential buildings/lots in residential neighborhoods.  Residents, business and property owners, and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend. If you have questions or comments, and cannot attend the meeting, please contact the Community Development Manager maniol@dextermi.gov.