Officials say you can help shape the future of Farmington

Farmington residents can have a voice in the future of their city by attending a December meeting and responding to a survey tied to a Master Plan update.

The Master Plan, last updated in 2012, guides future growth across the city. According to Economic and Community Development Director Kevin Christiansen, master planning is about making the connection between buildings, social settings, and their surrounding environments.

State statute requires a Master Plan assessment every five years.

“Our plan establishes goals and priorities, along with identifying priority redevelopment projects needed to help move Farmington forward,” Christiansen said.

Once complete, the plan will serve as a guide for both private and public development, inform policy decisions, provide the basis for future zoning modifications, and provide the foundation for a Capital Improvements Program.

The Master Plan Open House, held Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m., will begin with a presentation and activities at Farmington city offices, 23600 Liberty, then shift to the Farmington Brewing Company, 33336 Grand River, for continued conversation at 7 p.m.

You can also chime in via an online survey posted at farmgov.com.