A Master Plan is a long-range vision for the future of the community. It provides a framework for making big-picture decisions and can promote and strengthen valued community assets as well as encourage new partnerships and opportunities.
In Michigan, master plans are to be reviewed by the Planning Commission every 5 years. While major updates may not be necessary, it is important that communities review their plans and make sure they are relevant to the current and projected needs and wants of a community, as well as coordinate with other communities, county and regional plans and reports. The City's current plan was adopted in 2009 and has not been updated since.
A subcommittee of members of City Council and the Planning Commission are meeting monthly to provide input and guidance to the full Planning Commission as they prepare the Master Plan over the next 12-15 months. The process kicked off in April 2022. Presentations from meetings and draft documents will be provided here.
All meetings of the Planning Commission are open to the public, but specific opportunities for public input will be available to the community in the and winter of 2023. Opportunities for public input are below.
Please take a few minutes to share your priorities and ideas for the community through this short survey
Show us places you love about Farmington Hills and things you want to see in the City in the future by sharing photos and comments on PictureThis!™
PictureThis!™ is an online, crowdsourced mapping tool that engages community stakeholders in the Master Plan process by uploading their photos and comments to points on a map of the City.
To participate, go to the Farmington Hills PictureThis application
and add your thoughts and ideas for this update to the City's 2009 Master Plan.
Open House - In-Person & Virtual
Our in-person event was held on October 20, and the online "virtual" open house for those unable to attend the open house in person is now closed. The information on the draft Master Plan that was provided at the open house is still available below. The image gallery
below illustrates the existing conditions in the City, including demographics, maps and a summary of the market study. A summary of the feedback received at both the in-person and virtual open house will be available soon.