City seeks input from residents in completing new Master Plan

There was a time when Mosher Street didn’t make it all the way to downtown Mt. Pleasant.

That changed following the release of the 1965 Mt. Pleasant Master Plan, where the residents of the city voiced their desire for a Mosher Street that connected to downtown and the city thusly responded.

Twenty decades later city residents asked for a higher quality drinking water. The 1987 Mt. Pleasant Master Plan identified that request and the city’s water treatment plant was soon built.

Now the city is once again opening up the Master Plan process to the public, hosting a weeklong series of events and open hour studio sessions to gather feedback from Mt. Pleasant and its residents regarding how to improve quality of life in the city.

"The Master Plan is a document that captures the community’s thoughts and wishes for the future and an outline of how to achieve that future," says Mt. Pleasant City Planner Jacob Kain.

"The master plan process is the most significant way a city reaches out to community for how we do things in the future."

Beginning Monday, April 8, the city will host both moderated presentations and open studio events. Each event will take place at City Hall, except for a Downtown Pub Crawl on Tuesday, April 9, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Bird Bar & Grill.

Additional events include:

  • Monday, April 8: Kick-off event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 9: Open charrette studio hours, 5 to 7 p.m. Followed by the Downtown Pub Crawl at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10: Open charrette studio hours, 1 to 5 p.m. Followed by a charrette open house and work-in-progress presentation from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11: Open charrette studio hours, 1 to 5 p.m. Followed by a charrette final presentation event

"We have open hours to catch as many people as possible," Kain says.

"Bring your kids. Give a senior a ride to City Hall. We want to hear what everyone has to say."

Visit Mt. Pleasant 2050 online for additional information.

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