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The City of Bronson is currently undertaking the process of updating the City’s Master Plan. This process provides the community an opportunity to create a vibrant new vision for the future and to formalize goals for growth, the built environment, sustainability and quality of life. We will strive to engage a diverse audience of elected leaders, community decision makers, residents, and business owners to capture community goals and aspirations for Bronson. A formal master planning process will help to confirm the community’s priority projects and develop the strategies and policies necessary to make them a reality. Additionally, during this process the city will assess its Zoning Regulations (Chapter 154) to ensure consistency with the community’s vision as outlined in the City’s new Master Plan.

What is a master plan?
A master plan is a document and policy guide designed to help communities create a vision of what they want to look like in the future. Master plans, often called comprehensive plans, must meet requirements included in the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Act 33 of 2008, as amended.

What does Michigan Planning Law require of a master plan?
Generally, a master plan will analyze and make recommendations concerning the City's land uses, downtown, economic development, transportation infrastructure, waterways, utilities, and public facilities. More information can be found in the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Act 33 of 2008, as amended.

What is the timeline?
The planning team, in conjunction with the steering committee, initiated the planning process in Fall 2023, with completion scheduled by the end of 2024.

How do I get involved?
We encourage everyone to get involved so we can capture the vision of as many members of the community as possible. We appreciate the amazing responses we have already received from the community survey! Future engagement opportunities include a community workshop on Friday, May 17 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Additional event details will also be posted here and to the City of Bronson Facebook page.

How do I stay updated?
Information as it becomes available will be posted on the master plan page (this page) of the City of Bronson website. You can also follow the City of Bronson Facebook page for updates.

What if I have more questions?
Please don’t hesitate to email Patrick Bird of the City of Bronson, or Jordan Wyatt or Crystal Welsh of the Abonmarche project team, if you have any further questions. You can find their emails below.

William Earl

Planning Commission Chair & City Council Vice-Mayor

William Rinehart
City Council Councilmember 

Brandon Mersman
City Manager

Patrick Bird
City Fellow

Brian Hagen
Planning Commissioner

Lynnell Eash
Branch District Library Branch Manager

Tricia Mayer
Owner, Tasteful Kreations

Crystal Welsh

Project Manager

Jordan Wyatt
Urban Planner