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Master Plan

What is a Master Plan?

A Master Plan addresses future land uses, community development and other community features in a coordinated fashion. It portrays a clear statement of community goals and objectives, establishes a vision of the future, and includes plans to achieve the vision. If followed carefully, the Master Plan will have a lasting impact on the built and natural environment. The City’s Planning Commission reviews and any necessary updates occurring every five years to maintain consistency with the Michigan Planning Enabling Act of 2008. However, the Master Plan may be updated or amended at any time there is a change that has the potential to make an impact on the community. The information and concepts presented in the Master Plan are used to guide local decisions on public and private uses of land and the provision of public facilities and services.

City of Clawson Master Plan - Adopted by the City Council on April 3, 2019. 

In 2021, the Planning Commission started work on a Master Plan Amendment in response to a significant change in the city: the closing and sale of two elementary school buildings and associated property by the Clawson School District. As the master plan process is underway, the school district proposal was approved by Clawson electors in August 2021. Planning for the redevelopment of these parcels represents an opportunity explore future uses and building forms that enhance the city for current and future residents. This amendment supports the 2017 Master Plan, which did not anticipate facility closure and sale of school property.

To stay up to date on the Master Plan Amendment process make sure to stay tuned into the Planning Commission meetings. View the current agenda here

Click here - to view the City of Clawson—Master Plan adopted by the City Council on April 3, 2018.

In the summer of 2016, the City of Clawson Planning Commission initiated an update to the City’s Master Plan, to act as a guide for future decisions affecting planning and land use in the community. Environmental, social, political, and economic conditions that affect the natural and built environment are continuously changing. Therefore, the planning process, which seeks to anticipate the impacts of those changes, must also be continuous. This Master Plan update is intended to capitalize on what is currently working in the City, address what could be improved, and aspire to a greater future for its residents, business persons, and visitors.

If you have any questions or want to view a hard copy of the 2017 Master Plan Draft please contact the City Clerk's Office at 248.435.4500 ext. 116 or 118 or stop in to the Municipal Building located at 425 N. Main Street Clawson, MI  48017 during normal business hours.

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