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Master Plans

Master Plans are a community driven document that provides leaders and residents with a vision of their future physical development. The process used to develop a Master Plan seeks to involve all segments of the local populace and to consider all relevant factors that may influence it’s future. These factors include the area’s history, resources, economy, population, growth trends, existing land use patterns, infrastructure, environment, character, and attitudes.

In addition to evaluating existing conditions, plans and the planning process identify and evaluate community problems and opportunities. Armed with these inventories and analysis, and an understanding of how these factors may impact their future, communities develop goals and policies that guide decision makers.

Master Plans are not ordinances or laws. Master plans are plans for the future. They guide decisions and should be regularly evaluated as conditions within the community change. In Michigan, Master Plans are the basis for zoning ordinances (which are laws). Zoning must be based on a reasonable community plan. So while Master Plans are guides, they are also the legal foundation for local land use laws.

Below you will find links to Master Plans for many St. Clair County communities. Master Plans and their development policies contained on this site are periodically updated. However, changes can and at times are made by local jurisdictions that are not reflected in the text found on this site. Prior to making any decision relative to the planned use of land or a community development policy, we urge you to contact the local community and verify what you find on this site.


 Cottrellville Twp Master Plan- June 2002
Greenwood Township Master Plan
Grant Township Master Plan
Clyde Township Master Plan
Casco Township Master Plan
Mussey Township Master Plan
Brockway Township Master Plan
City of Yale Master Plan
St. Clair Township Master Plan
Fort Gratiot Master Plan

Kimball Township Master Plan, January 2007

Wales Township Master Plan 2011

Burtchville Township Master Plan
Charter Township of East China Master Plan
Ira Township Master Plan
City of St. Clair Master Plan
Berlin Township Master Plan
City of Memphis Master Plan - 2013  
Clay Township Master Plan 2012

China Township Master Plan 2003 

Port Huron Twp. Master Plan Amendments, 2009

Marysville Master Plan, 2007

Lynn Township Master Plan - 1997

Algonac Master Plan  2014

City of Port Huron - 2002 

Marine City Master Plan - 2011

Columbus Master Plan - 2007

Capac Master Plan - 2009

Village of Emmett - 2002



This page last updated on 5/2/2016.

St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission

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