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2008 2035 master plan city of perry planning for perry s future august 13 2008

2008-2035 Master PlanCity of Perry"Planning for Perry’s Future”August 13, 2008

Presentation by Bradley Sharlow and Samara Hamilton

What is a master plan
What is a Master Plan?

A land use and infrastructure plan that sets forth local goals, objectives, and policies for community growth and/or redevelopment over the next 20-30 years (Michigan Planning Enabling Act (MPEA), 2008).

Required to be updated every five years

Mpea 2008
MPEA - 2008

  • “Sec. 7. (1) A local unit of government may adopt, amend, and implement a master plan as provided in this act.

  • (2) The general purpose of a master plan is to guide and accomplish, in the planning jurisdiction and its environs, development that satisfies all of the following criteria:

    a. Is coordinated, adjusted, harmonious, efficient, and economical.

    b. Considers the character of the planning jurisdiction and its suitability for particular uses, judged in terms of such factors as trends in land and population development.

    c. Will, in accordance with present and future needs, best promote public health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare.

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MPEA - 2008

  • (d) Includes, among other things, promotion of or adequate provision for one or more of the following:

    i. A system of transportation to lessen congestion on streets.

    • Safety from fire and other dangers.

    • Light and air.

    • Healthful and convenient distribution of population.

    • Good civic design and arrangement and wise and efficient expenditure of public funds.

    • Public utilities such as sewage disposal and water supply and other public improvements.

    • Recreation.

    • The use of resources in accordance with their character and adaptability.

Layout of the master plan
Layout of the Master Plan

Chapter-by-Chapter Review:

  • Introduction

  • Planning Process and Plan Adoption

  • City Description

  • Accomplishments Since Last Plan

  • Demographic Information

  • Government Structure/Administration

  • Land Use/Zoning

  • Municipal/Public Services

  • Schools/Education

  • Parks and Recreation

  • Library

  • Community Activities

  • Public Utilities

  • Transportation

  • Business and Industry

  • Goals and Objectives

  • Action Plan/ Capital Improvement Program

Planning process
Planning Process

  • Development Process

  • Employment Survey: Summer 2007

  • Brainstorming Sessions: September/October 2007

  • Gathering of Information: October 2007 – June 2008

  • Drafting Draft/Master Plan: Nov. 2007 – July 2008

  • Public Comment Period: July 2008 – October 2008

  • Tentative Adoption of Master Plan: October 2008

Accomplishments since last master plan
AccomplishmentsSince Last Master Plan

  • City Services

    • New City Hall and Police Station Headquarters (1997).

    • Fire/Ambulance: Development of SSESA

    • Fire/Ambulance: Advanced Life Support

    • New Zoning Ordinance (2004)

  • Schools

    • New High School (1994)

    • Renovations/Additions to all schools (2004-2006).

    • New Administration Building

Accomplishments cont
Accomplishments cont.

  • Public Library

    • Advancement in services: high-speed internet, computer training, teen services, and other programs

    • Merging of the City Library with the CDL

  • Utility Enhancements

    • Radio-read system: water meters (2003)

    • Water: Iron removal plant (2009)

    • Wastewater: pump station upgrades &

      purchase of VACTOR/sewer jet

    • Computer-based mapping system: municipal water and wastewater/sewer system inventory

Accomplishments cont1
Accomplishments cont.

  • Transportation

    • M-52 (Main Street) reconstruction in 2003 between Bath and Britton Roads

    • Addition of “welcome signs” along M-52

      at the north and south city limits

  • Community Parks/Activities

    • Development of new park across from

      Snyder’s IGA and Perry Elementary (2006)

    • Creation of two annual festivals in 2003-2004 (“Perry Fest” and “Winter Fest / Mudge Festival”)

    • Development of Parks and Recreation Plan (2008)

Demographics population

Population = 2,086 persons in 2006

Demographics - Population

Demographics households

Mobile Homes,

2+ Units,

4, 1%

121, 15%


Structures, 662,


Demographics - Households

  • Dwelling Units = 787

  • Occupied DUs (Households) = 750

  • Vacant DUs = 37 (4.7%)

Demographics current trends
Demographics – Current Trends

  • Aging Population

    • Age 45-64 increased from 14.8% to 21% between 1990 and 2000.

  • Decreasing Household Size

    • Average HH size dropped from 2.94 to 2.73 persons/HH between 1990 and 2000.

  • Decreasing Family Size

    • Average family size dropped from 3.34 to 3.16 persons/family

Demographics employment

Other, 114, 11%

Retail, 213, 21%


26, 3%

City Services, 76,


Schools, 223, 22%

Service, 374, 36%

Demographics - Employment

  • Employment: 1,026 total workers in 2007, almost double the amount of workers in 1980

Demographics projections
Demographics - Projections

  • Projections are based on the 2035 Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) estimates made for Michigan.

Action plan
Action Plan

  • Definition:

    • A specific method or process to achieve the results called for by one or more objectives.

Government structure administration
Government Structure/ Administration

  • Goal: Coordinated planning between City and its neighbors

  • Action: Development of Southwest Shiawassee Regional Planning Authority

    • Quarterly meetings will facilitate communication on major issues, activities, and plans within each community

City ordinances
City Ordinances

  • Goal:

    • Review current ordinances regularly to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations

  • Action:

    • City Council to review Ordinances annually.

      Planning Commission updates to be addressed in early 2009.

Land use zoning
Land Use/Zoning

  • Goals:

    • Development and maintenance of Master Plan

    • Maintain Zoning Ordinance and zoning maps which support the Plan

    • SMART Growth

    • Support development of multiple-family housing units

    • Provide opportunities for commercial/industrial growth

    • Address parking concerns within Downtown area

    • Aesthetics

Future land use
Future Land Use

  • Increased opportunities for commercial and light industrial development along Lansing Road

  • Greater commercial development along M-52 both north and south of the downtown

  • Increased opportunities for mixed use development and occupancy in the Historic Downtown Business District

  • Increased residential opportunities in SW portion of City limits (S of Bath; W of M-52)

  • Increased opportunities for multi-family dwelling units along Britton Road

Municipal public services
Municipal/ Public Services

  • Goals:

    • Development of a new public safety services facility

    • Continue to support joint 911 Emergency efforts for Police, Fire, and Ambulance with neighboring communities

  • Action:

    • Feasibility Study


  • Goals:

    • Purchase an additional squad car

    • Purchase new radios

    • To be equipped with AED’s

    • Fully-Equipped Trained Reserve Program

    • Department to be equipped with patrol rifle

    • Develop a central organization for Police service

Police cont
Police cont.

  • Actions:

    • Squad car replaced in 2009-2010 budget year

    • Radios to be purchased in 2009

    • AED purchase in progress (to be completed in 2009)

    • Fully-Equipped Reserve Program in progress (to be completed in 2009)

Fire ambulance

  • Goals:

    • 75 ft. aerial truck replacement

    • Additional full-time staffing

    • Third ambulance

  • Action:

    • Aerial truck to be budgeted for

    • Full-time staffing project in progress

    • Third ambulance purchase in progress

Refuse collection
Refuse Collection

  • Goal:

    • Development of a recycling and composting program

  • Action:

    • Research feasible options which

      make sense for community

      as a whole

    • Current options

      • Curbside recycling pick-up service

      • Recycling drop-off

    • Composting education

Education schools

  • Goals:

    • Explore locations for a new or additional Elementary School

    • Expand vocational educational opportunities

    • Coordinate with local universities/colleges to integrate curriculum

    • Increase number of affordable opportunities in higher education

    • Develop study researching development of possible satellite college campus

Education schools cont
Education/Schools cont.

  • Action:

    • Build new elementary school

    • Consult with local universities and colleges in order to get buy-in and commitment to offer opportunities for students in the Perry area

Parks and recreation
Parks and Recreation

  • Goals:

    • Expand parks and recreational activities/opportunities in the area

  • Objectives:

    • ADA accessibility at City parks

    • Recreational/picnic spaces at existing parks

    • Skate park

    • Nature trails for walking/biking

    • Disc golf course

Parks and recreation cont
Parks and Recreation cont.

  • Objectives continued:

    • Additional athletic fields

    • Outdoor amphitheatre

    • Tennis courts at Jubilee Park

    • Fishing/skating pond

    • Community Center

    • Community swimming pool

    • Veterans Park


  • Goals:

    • Stable long-term funding

    • Expand facility

    • Increase parking

    • Maintain/Expand services

  • Action:

    • Support the CDL in researching options to expand facilities and services

Community activities
Community Activities

  • Goals:

    • Provide opportunities for residents and workers in the community to gather together for entertainment and other common purposes

    • Increase children and youth programs

  • Actions:

    • Continue to promote Perry Fest and other community activities

    • Development of local volunteer non-profit (501 C3) Performing Arts Support Group

Utilities water system
Utilities - Water System

  • Goals:

    • Continued upgrades to the water distribution system

    • Replace remaining 2-4 inch diameter water mains with 8 inch mains

    • Well exploration study

    • Completion of the Iron Removal Plant

  • Action:

    • Continual annual review of water system

    • Operation of the Iron Removal Plant in 2009

Utilities wastewater system
Utilities - Wastewater System

  • Goals:

    • Continued maintenance of the sewage pump stations

    • Replace lagoon liners

  • Actions:

    • Annual review of the stations

    • Liners to be replaced during Spring/Summer of 2011

    • Practice preventative maintenance procedures

Utilities stormwater drainage
Utilities - Stormwater Drainage

  • Goals:

    • Provide adequate storm drainage for the entire City

    • Development of a comprehensive computer-based mapping system to provide inventory of storm sewers, manholes, and catch basins

  • Actions:

    • Prepare a drainage study

    • Creation of the mapping system

Utilities basic public utilities
Utilities - Basic Public Utilities

  • Goals:

    • Provide and improve the quality of services for our telephone, cable, and internet

    • Provide wireless internet options throughout the region

  • Actions:

    • Solicit existing vendors as well as recruit new providers to offer additional service options

    • To expand availability of wireless internet throughout Perry area

Transportation local roads
Transportation – Local Roads

  • Goal: Continue to upgrade street drainage facilities along the local roads, pave existing gravel roads, and extend curbed streets into all residential areas

  • Actions:

    • Development of a special assessment program

    • Continue with the annual paving program to maintain street integrity

Transportation highways
Transportation - Highways

  • Goals:

    • Improve accessibility along M-52 through the City during peak periods

  • Action:

    • Coordinate traffic study with MDOT to research the need for traffic signals

    • Coordinate with MDOT to study expansion of the I-69/M-52 Interchange

Transportation non motorized
Transportation – Non-motorized

  • Goals:

    • Improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists

    • “Walk-able” community

    • Schools: Increased pedestrian accessibility and safety measures

  • Actions:

    • Coordinate with SCRC to develop sidewalks and bike lanes along Bath and Britton Rd.

    • Develop sidewalk construction program

    • Implement traffic-calming measures (i.e. raised cross walks) near schools

Transportation transit
Transportation - Transit

  • Goals:

    • Increase transit opportunities for the Perry area

    • Continued coordination with transit providers

Transportation transit1
Transportation - Transit

  • Actions:

    • Coordinate with SATA to develop a collaborative plan with Lansing area transit agencies to link transit services to and from Perry to Lansing

Business and industry
Business and Industry

  • Goals:

    • Increase parking for HDBD (Historic Downtown Business District)

    • Encourage influx of family-style restaurants and hotels/motels

    • To support regional opportunities for commercial and light industrial development

    • Attract business meetings, conferences, and large gatherings

    • To provide support for agricultural and farming industry for our neighboring communities

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Business and Industry

  • Actions:

    • Perform needs study to assess parking availability in HDBD

    • Encourage development of family-style restaurants and hotels/motels

    • Develop a conference center/banquet facility for meetings/special events

    • Expand commercial agricultural outlets

Areas under development
Areas Under Development

  • Maps of the City:

    • Zoning, future land use, soils, water, wastewater, storm water drainage.

  • Future Land Use Plan

  • Final Goals and Objectives

  • Action Plan

  • Capitol Improvement Program

Thank you
Thank you

  • Participants in the Development of the Master Plan

    • Planning Commission members: John Plowman, Carol Sanford, David Shirey, Mindy Galbavi, Bradley Sharlow, Greg Wekwert, and Samara Hamilton

    • Mayor Ross DeLau

    • City Council Members: Thomas Chaput, James Huguelet, Mark Landers, Christine Tobias, Greg Wekwert, and Terry Wood

    • City Hall Staff and Department Heads: Judy Guenther, Jo Ann Velting, Devin Miller, Chuck Mudge, Kyle Bawks, and Guy Hubbard

    • Others: Julie Chrisinske, Jackie Hurd and Perry School Board, Larry Alpert and SATA Board, Jim Martin, Dori Boertman, and Dan Lewis