Master Plan Subarea Review

Survey #2 is ready for your input on Master Plan subareas

The Planning Commission invites you to take part in the second survey for the Master Plan update of the Cady St., Racetrack and S. Center St. subareas. The survey is designed to consolidate public input for a shared vision of redevelopment with benefits for the entire community. The subarea update to the Master Plan will allow the City to communicate a desired vision for redevelopment of this part of town to prospective developers.

Your survey response will help Northville prepare for future growth while retaining its unique charm and appeal for residents, businesses, community organizations, and visitors.  The survey is open until Jan. 31. If you can’t complete the survey online, please contact the City manager’s office for a paper copy.

Click here for the link to the survey.

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.  

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 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.  


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)

2019 - 2020 Master Plan Update Documents

[Documents are posted below when available]

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

11/19/19 meeting
No memos or presentations

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

12/17/19 Meeting
1st Update from the Subcommittee on Public Engagement
Process Overview Draft
Jan - Feb - March 2020 Planning Commission Meetings
1/7/20 meeting was canceled as there were no business items to come before the Planning Commission

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

2/4/20 meeting was canceled as there were no business items to come before the Planning Commission

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

3/3/20 meeting:  no update
3/17/20 meeting: meeting canceled at request of Chair and Vice-Chair
4/7/20 meeting was canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic

Oct - Nov - Dec 2020 Planning Commission Meetings

2018 Master Plan and Other Studies

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