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Planning and Economic Development

Planning Services Workgroup

Planning Programs and Projects Overview


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Planning Support for Local Municipalities

Provides planning expertise and assistance to communities, as specifically requested, regarding general elements of community planning.


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Review of Community Master Plans and Recreation Plans

The Planning Services Workgroup conducts master plan reviews for communities in and adjoining Macomb County, in accordance with all requirements set forth in the State of Michigan planning statutes.  More Details


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The department provides the public access to a wealth of census information, SEMCOG data, reports and data sets for Macomb County and its municipalities.  More Details



Corridor and Downtown Development Planning

In our continuous effort to support Macomb County's destinations and economic generators, Planning and Mapping Services, in conjunction with the Economic Development Services Area, provides advisory services to county downtowns and corridors to help implement physical and economic development initiatives.  More Details



Smart Growth/Resource Conservation

Planning and Mapping Services is actively involved with a number of partnerships and initiatives ranging from farm land and open space preservation to natural resources conservation.  More Details


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Countywide Trail Way Network

Macomb County is home to a countywide trail way network.  These non-motorized trails provide recreation and fitness opportunities for the county’s residents and visitors. The Macomb Orchard Trail and the Freedom Trail are the two main pathways that connect users to the beautiful parks and downtowns around the region.  Visit Mobilize Macomb Plan for more information on current and future trail systems throughout the county.



Brownfield Redevelopment Authority 

The purpose of the Brownfield Authority is to promote the revitalization of environmentally distressed areas, either by providing incentives for developers to clean up contaminated or functionally obsolete property, by receiving grants to perform the clean up before a development is involved, or a combination of the two.